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The Help Book É 451 pages ò Johnscyclingdiary á [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Help By Kathryn Stockett – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating froLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss She may have a degree but it is Mississippi and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine the woman who raised her but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has goneAibileen is a black maid a wise regal woman raising her seventeenth white child Something has sh I was uncomfortable with the tone of the book; I felt that the author played to very stereotypical themes and gave the characters especially the African American ones very inappropriate and obvious voices and structure in terms constructing their mental character I understand that the author wrote much of this as a result of her experiences growing up in the south in the 1960's and that it may seem authentic to her and that she was even trying to be respectful of the people and the time; but ultimately I thought that it was written from a very narrow idealized almost childish perspective of race relations without a true appreciation of the humanity and soul of the characters And the ultimate theme message ie why we're all the same there's no difference between us after all only reinforced my feeling that this is written from someone who has a very undeveloped or underdeveloped concept of race and race relations in the United States The author would benefit from exploring authentic African American voices Richard Wright James Baldwin Zora Neale Hurston Langston Hughes Toni Morrison Alice Walker Maya Angelou and understanding the scope range and most important the foundation of the emotions genuine African American characters express as a result of their journey as a people in the US hope frustration drive passion anger happiness sadness depression joy

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Ifted inside her after the loss of her own son who died while his bosses looked the other way She is devoted to the little girl she looks after though she knows both their hearts may be brokenMinny Aibileen's best friend is short fat and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi She can cook like nobody's business but she can't mind her tongue so she's lost yet another job Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation But her new boss has secrets of her ownSeemingly as different from one another as can be these women will nonetheless come Here is an illustrative tale of what it was like to be a black maid during the civil rights movement of the 1960s in racially conflicted Mississippi There is such deep history in the blackwhite relationship and this story beautifully shows the complex spectrum not only the hate abuse mistrust but the love attachment dependence Stockett includes this uote by Howell Raines in her personal except at the end of the novel There is no trickier subject for a writer from the South than that of affection between a black person and a white one in the uneual world of segregation For the dishonesty upon which a society is founded makes every emotion suspect makes it impossible to know whether what flowed between two people was honest feeling or pity or pragmatism An elouent way to describe Stockett's intentions for this novel I know most reviews will probably focus on the racial relationships in the book but to me the most haunting statement was that when you are paying someone to care for you and their livelihood depends on making you happy you can't expect an honest relationship I did not expect this book to hit so close to home After all I did not grow up in the South and completely missed the racial mind shift in the country But the book isn't just about racism and civil rights It's about the employer relationship too And I did grow up in South America with a maid trying to keep herself out of poverty by making our crazy family happy As much as we loved her I can see so many of the pitfalls from these complex relationships in my own history I know our maid was stuck between pleasing my mother and raising us the way she believed appropriate I know it was physically hard to work from sunup to late everyday and emotionally hard to never relax because she wasn't the decision maker of our home and at any moment she could be reprimanded for making the wrong decision She had absolutely no power and yet she was all powerful to shape and mold us I needed her felt bad for how much I imposed upon her but I never voiced how much I appreciated or loved her I took her for granted Even though she was paid to love us I know she did We were her children especially my youngest brothers And yet when she moved back home we lost contact Was it out of laziness of our own narcissistic lives or was the complexity of our relationship so draining she cut the tie It is my fear that she thinks we did not return her affection and only thought of her as the maid I often think about her we all reminisce about her wondering where she is and than anything I just want to know that she is happy and tell her thank you It is so strange that someone who is such a vital part of your childhood can just vanish out of your life They say its like true love good help You only get one in a lifetime I know Believe me I knowThe story is strong and real and touched something deep inside me I could so relate to the motherly love from Constantine to Skeeter see that pain in the triangle between Aibileen and Mae Mobley and Elizabeth feel the exasperation of Minny toward Celia and understand the complexity of the good and bad the love and hate the fear and security Stockett captured all these emotionsI also loved the writing style When style compliments plot I get giddy I don't always love grammatically incorrect prose or books about an author trying to be published but here it works because it's honest The novel is about a white woman secretly compiling true accounts of black maids and the novel is in essence a white author trying to understand black maids The styles parallel each other as do the messages The point of Skeeter's novel is to make people see that people are just people no matter the color of their skin and Stockett's novel beautifully portrays that with both good and bad on both sides The fictional novel cover is decorated with the white dove of love and understanding To get us there Stockett gives us three ordinary birds a picture of ordinary life asking to be accepted for its honest simplicity This book is Stockett's masterpiece that story in her that was just itching to get out From the first page the voice of the characters took vivid form and became real breathing people I loved Aibileen but think I loved Minny's voice because she is such a strong character Besides the maids I loved Hilly as a portrayal of the white Southern belle with the ingrained belief that black people are not as good as whites verbalized as separate but eual so it doesn't sound racist My favorite scene was when Hilly says they have to be careful of racists because they are out there She's a bit over the top but if you've been to the South not that far of a stretch I just would have liked to find some redeeming ualities in her from Skeeter's perspective While there are some instances where I felt Stockett was sueezing historical facts into the novel forming the plot around these events instead of letting them play backdrop and occasionally I could read the modern woman in this tale pushing her message too hard Stockett's sincerity to understand and appreciate shines through She lived this book to some extent and the story is a part of her Because it's important to her it becomes important to me

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The HelpTogether for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk And why Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times And sometimes lines are made to be crossedIn pitch perfect voices Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town and the way women mothers daughters caregivers friends view one another A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy humor and hope The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by and the ones we don't jacket flap “Ever morning until you dead in the ground you gone have to make this decision You gone have to ask yourself Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today”Color me surprised I’m not one to read many historical fictions especially when they don’t include any fantasy elements They read like nonfiction and nonfiction is only good for me if I’m in need of sleep B butThe Help is different It doesn’t only describe the life of housemaids in the second half of the 20th century in Mississippi; it’s overflowing with raw emotion It doesn’t put every white person in a box and every black person in another It underlines the difference of thought between people but also how similar we actually all are We all want to live our lives the best way possible and be treated with respect“You is kind You is smart You is important”I really felt it when Aibileen and Minny talked about their work how they wanted – needed – things to change and how hard their lives were It made me sad of course because they just didn’t deserve the animosity that was directed toward them and that’s why I was so eager to turn the pages I couldn’t wait to see some things change over thereMiss Skeeter is also an important part of this story She’s not loud she doesn’t look for trouble but she does have a weapon no one expects her to use in her advantage her writing She faces obstacles so many of them but does she ever back down No because when she believes in something no one can kill her spiritI can’t believe the author never made Skeeter and Celia interact they would have connected from the start And was Stuart’s character’s purpose only to make us see how differences in ways of thinking can drift people apart He is the most frustrating part of the story really We hate him we love him we like him and then we hate him for the rest of the bookNever fear the underlying themes of the story are extraordinary and that alone should make everyone want to read this book Euality Freedom Racism Respect They’re all so fascinating because they are cleverly developed and included and intertwined in a way that makes this story such a precious and worth perusing oneI would also like to take advantage of this space offered to me and recommend the movie Seriously Breath taking“All I'm saying is kindness don't have no boundaries”AlsoI'll repeat itso you don't forget