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"The Help" - History Of Two Worlds Coming Together

Updated on July 28, 2017
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The Contrasts In The Society

“The Help” brings out a clear contrast of the lives of the maids and on the other hand it also highlights the women who were driven by fashion and parties. While it showed a contrast, it also pictured the subtle relationship of black maids of the American society shared with the rest of the community, especially the white women.


The Story In Brief

The movie also shows how the little white children grow up forgetting their relationship with their maids. They become superior and soon end up treating the women like society expects them to treat them.

In the movie there is a focus on the social life of the white community where the aim of every white woman is to keep up her class and status. A white woman is judged by her peers based on how dictatorial she is towards her maids. At one point in the movie, there is a realisation that every white family in the town needs a black woman and yet they have to accept the fact that they are hopeless just because of the colour of their skin. The movie stars Emma Stone playing the role of Skeeter who is one exceptional white young woman who builds deep concern for the black community. She is shattered when she learns that her mother had sent her beloved childhood maid Constantine away because she did not want to lose her self-esteem in front of other white women.


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A Courage That Lasts

Skeeter desires to do her part, and in some way transform the attitude of the whites to the black maids. This desire leads her to write a book “The Help”. Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark, one among the black maids takes the initiative to help Skeeter write the book. It took the book to bring the town to a realisation. Aibleen and few other maids contributed their stories, and the book becomes a major success in Mississippi. The movie ends with the sad reality where Aibleen was fired, but on the brighter side her courage prepared her to come out and start a new and more meaningful life.


Building Identities

The story that is brought out in this classic has helped the world to identify with the slaves, the maids and all the groups that are marginalized. Such movies build identities that are marred by the society.

"The Help" gives us an insight to the past and also helps us trace the root to such horrid discriminations.

Every Black Maid Has A Story To Tell.

The maids of Mississippi who decided to pen their story down brought a great revelation and also helped them earn their identity and respect. The movie “The Help" is truly a classic that will stand the test of time. It brings out the struggle of a community of black maids fighting to earn a livelihood. The movie is based on the novel “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. The movie was widely recognized for its realistic approach and it also received four Academy awards in the year 2012.


Courage That Lasts

Skeeter desires to do her part, and in some way transform the attitude of the whites to the black maids. This desire leads her to write a book “The Help”. Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark, one among the black maids takes the initiative to help Skeeter write the book. It took the book to bring the town to a realisation. Aibleen and few other maids contributed their stories, and the book becomes a major success in Mississippi. The movie ends with the sad reality where Aibleen was fired, but on the brighter side her courage prepared her to come out and start a new and more meaningful life.

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