When the letters suddenly stop, she is hurt by the silence, but knows she will get an explanation from Constantine when she gets home. Neither the Book reviews for the help nor the white community would accept Lulabelle, so Constantine gave her up for adoption when she was four years old.
At least I hope they will. Hate and distrust were high, and life for many of these maids was unimaginable. Though I have seen some really beautiful uses of eye dialect, as Aerin points out, writers typically use it to show subservience of characters or that they are uneducated, which often has racist overtones.
Aerin points out in message that I am talking about eye dialectwhich is about spelling, not pronunciation, as in the example above. Along the way, Skeeter learns the truth of what happened to her beloved maid, Constantine.
To attempt to be clear, I didn't have a problem that the book was in dialect. Of course, that means life remains incredibly dangerous for African Americans in general and Black maids revealing the secrets of their white employers in particular.
Constantine had nowhere else to go, so she moved with her daughter to Chicago and an even worse fate. They meet clandestinely in the evenings at Aibileen's house to write the book together as the town's struggles with race heat up all around them.
The book is a study in the fear of man. Little does she know just how dangerous and difficult of a task this is.
But at the same time, there were lines drawn, lines that could not be crossed without repercussions. Miss Skeeter is finally given her big break when she gets the chance to get her work published.
If it troubles you that I'm saying this, and you would like to comment on this thread, you may want to read other comments because it is likely someone has already said what you are going to say. She has been brought up by black maids since she was young, and longs to find out why her much-loved maid, Constantine, has disappeared.
The book becomes a powerful force in giving a voice to the black maids and causes the community of Jackson to reconsider the carefully drawn lines between white and black. The actors handle the narration and dialogue so well that no character is ever stereotyped, the humor is always delightful, and the listener is led through the multilayered stories of maids and mistresses.
It becomes particularly weird when one of the black maids starts to comment on the extreme accent of one of the white women, Celia Foote, whose written dialogue continues to be impeccable.
They belong to the same groups and attend the same parties. Aibilene is the older, calmer, wiser maid who loves the children she cares for. It's an important topic, and I don't want to hear it through untrustworthy narrators.
One of the main characters, Hilly Holbrook, traded in these caricatures big time. She seemed to genuinely like the woman, and we needed the money. These are the books for which I have no patience, topics that maybe someone with more imagination or self-awareness could have written about compassionately, without exploiting the victimization of the characters.The Help is the kind of book impossible to stop reading.
The tension mounts as the maids who participated in the interviews with Skeeter, watch and wait for the white ladies to identify the fictitious names and fire the maids. Books Are Important. I originally read the audio book edition of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and later read it on my Kindle for book club.
The Help is most definitely on my short list for all time favorite books. I am not sure which was better the audio book or the Kindle read. This is the first novel by this author and I do not know how she will ever top herself.
The Help, Kathryn Stockett's debut novel, tells the story of black maids working in white Southern homes in the early s in Jackson, Mississippi, and of Miss Book.
I originally read the audio book edition of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and later read it on my Kindle for book club.
The Help is most definitely on my short list for all time favorite books. I am not sure which was better the audio book or the Kindle read. Goodreads Book reviews & recommendations: IMDb Movies, TV & Celebrities: IMDbPro /5(10K). Jul 24, · Book Reviews The Help by Kathryn Stockett: review Toby Clements is impressed by a debut novel set in the segregated Deep South of the Sixties, reviewing The Help by Kathryn Stockett.Download