Analysis Of The Movie The Help

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White, red, yellow, purple, and black are all colors, yet two of those colors stand for much more. Black and White are no longer considered colors they are considered names of what we call other humans. In this essay I will be finding out if the movie The help is proven to be realistic or stereotypical. In the movie these middle-upper class white women are portrayed as these horrible women who take advantage of their “help” which are played by African American women. These white women live in these elegant and tasteful homes that are so big it can’t fit there ego. Yet “the help” is the one who ends up running their house and raising their children. While their so called husbands have no interest in their lives which is why there never home,…show more content…
Just like Roger many other people agreed that this film was hands down a reflection of how African American people were treated and how American has made progress since the 1960’s. Yet even though we have made progress fifty seven years later we still have some of the same issues. Like how some people feel the film the help portrayed this since of pride that these white folks felt because they thought they were “saving” these African Americans. When in reality they actually degrading these people of color, but these people of color saved themselves by no longer allowing themselves to be treated that way. One example of what these African American people went through was having to work for white people almost as if they were slaves again, but this time they were getting…show more content…
During the 1950’s and 1960’s Jim Crow Laws were made to enforce racial segregation in the south Which would explain why in The Help that the town is led by this white women named Hilly by her social authority her and this group of white women think they have the power to conduct rudeness project or should I said racist project to their former help and enforce segregation. The reasoning behind Hilly’s plan is so that every turn these African American women take they have to deal with complete separation of races. Hilly says,” A bill that requires every white home to have a separate bathroom for the colored help. I’ve even notified the surgeon general of Mississippi to see if he will endorse the idea.(The Help)” Not to mention that during this time period Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were President and Vice President of the United states of America. This reflects that even during this time period the “white” were said to be in
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