Kathryn Stockett’s book The Help is recreating the past, in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. A girl named Eugenia Phlelan, but people call her Skeeter, she just came back to town after college. She plans on becoming a writer someday, so she decides to interview the African American women in town, to know their story and share it to the world. I think this book really shows reflection of reality and realism. It shows the readers what African American women had to go through in order to support their families. The only jobs African American women were offered was to be maids for rich white people. They were also considered caretakers for the kids of the family. This all was happening as the Civil Rights movement was being ignored, African Americans were still treated like slaves, that’s why they were offered few options for jobs, because everyone else still saw them as just slaves.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
May 16, 2017