Zainab Sabbah Sabbah 1
“The Help” Essay
"Literature is where we go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where we go hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, or the imagination and of the heart." The book The Help written by Kathryn Stockett connects to the topic because the book looks at the most important things in literature like book, articles, laws and bills that make up the time the characters live in. These women knew they would be in great danger, but they wanted their voices/the truth to be heard by their society. If not the whole truth is to be said out all at once they would still keep trying. Their imagination of what would happen if they published the book gave them more enthusiasm and a push forward to keep going. In this book, Stockett, wanted to tell us that if you really follow your heart because it is telling you the truth then you should keep listening to it and not to ever look back at the past or down to what is lower. In The Help it hits the idea of literature being important in everyday life because it helps people to withstand others,do what they believe in and achieve goals. Having people pressure someone into thinking and acting a sort of way is addictive mostly when everyone was made to think it is right, so having characters like Skeeter, Minny, and even Aibileen withstanding others is amazing and knowing right from wrong. When being friends Sabbah 2
with an antagonist like Hilly Holbrook who has so much power in the community is hard and telling her an opinion that doesn’t math hers is even harder.” Miss Skeeter, she frowning at Miss Hilly. She set her cards down face up and say real matter-a-fact, "Maybe we ought to just build you a bathroom outside, Hilly" “(Stockett 1.69). Skeeter saying that is very risky since Hilly not only is her best friend but can ruin her but she doesn’t care because Skeeter knows right and wrong when she...
Cited: Stockett, Kathryn, The Help USA, Penguin Books, February 2009
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