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The theme being shown through out this book was racism. Racism was a substantial problem according to white people , whites were in charge over their colored maids. Their ideology was that the white race was superior than any other race thus them treating colored maids unfairly. However, they let them raise their kids and also take care of them when they were sick. After doing all this they don't even let them use the bathroom in their home not even when there is bad weather nor when they are in a good mood. In addition the maids would provide food for the family they were working for. The maids were like mothers to the babies and would teach them everything they needed to know when they were young. Eventually they grow and became as disrespectful as their parents if not more.
Powerful passages: "A law that requires to have a separate bathroom for the maids"
Hilly says that she thinks the help should have a different bathroom because they don't want to catch the same disease as the maids. However they let them cook for them and raise their children but wont let them use their bathroom I just think that’s taking advantage of the help and treating them poorly even though they are doing everything in the houses.
"a bitter seed was planted inside of me and I had to do the write thing"
Aibileen has been tired of being they way she was. She
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3 this changed the way she was thinking about writing how it was living like a maid. She thinks about her sons death and gets the courage to write because she wants to get revenge on whites for killing her son. Also another metaphor was when Minny gave hilly her pie and watched her eat it because she was done with the way she was treated by hilly and wanted to get revenge for telling the community that Minny was a thief. One of the reason Minny couldn’t get a job.

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