The Help Movie Analysis

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The Help The Help is a film created to show the relationship between colored maids and their white bosses. This movie originated from a book “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett, in 2009. This is a true story she wrote about her up childhood growing up with colored help. The movie exudes the idea that colored were beneath the whites. An upcoming journalist Skeeter, in the movie attempted to uncover the truth about how they were being treated. She secretly interviewed black maids about what they experienced and how it affected their life. This movie “The Help” is based on the early 1960s. During this time the Civil Rights Movement was going on in the United States, primarily in the more Southern Regions. The Civil Rights Movement was a nonviolent protest against racial segregation and discrimination. The abolishment of slavery had taken place years ago, but then “Jim Crow” laws were enforced. The Jim Crow laws were rules that African Americans had to follow, it was basically saying when, where, and what they were able to do. Even though this movie is set during the 1960s and in fact the women knew what was going on with The Civil Rights movement the plot didn’t focus on it that much. This movie focused on the discrimination and segregation in Jackson Mississippi during the 1960s. During the 1960s segregation and discrimination was everywhere, white and colored barely had anything to do with each other. Colored people where beneath the whites and that was clearly shown.

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