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The Setting Of The Help

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The Setting of The Help takes place in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960’s. African Americans were not treated as equals to Americans during this time. They were often treated very poorly and looked down upon because of their color. They weren’t allowed to use the same bathrooms as white people because it was said they carried diseases. The setting of the novel means everything and creates a mood of inequality and injustice towards the African Americans. Aibileen is the main character in the book. She is a black maid that works for Miss Leefolt and takes care of her daughter Mae Mobley. In the novel she deals with three main internal conflicts. “That was the day my whole world went black. Air look black, sun look black...” (13). This
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