The Help | diggit magazineNov 23, PM. I know books are always better than the book, but I feel that the movie could have been better. I felt like everything was rushed and underdeveloped. Definitely a downgraded version of the book. Anyone else's thoughts? Nov 24, AM.
Book vs Movie: The Help
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This week I am going to be blogging about The Help. The book tells the stories of three different; Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny. After her beloved maid mysteriously leaves, Skeeter begins to notice the differences in how black workers are treated in comparison to white workers. She becomes aware of, and eventually extremely disheartened, by racial inequality. Aibileen is an African American woman that has been a nanny to white families for many years. She is wise and well-respected in the African American community, she knows not to challenge her employers or call them out on their racism. However, her outlook changes after the death of her son.
As the book soon became popular and made it onto many compulsory literature lists and soon after was made into a movie, it is safe to say that many people have heard about it. However, if you have not read the book or seen the movie yet, the reason to do so very soon is because the story displays society as it was back in the s in the USA. It shows how approximately 60 years ago, society was divided due to racial differences and gender differences, and because of that it is a good reminder of why it is worth fighting for equality in every way possible. Here the movie is reviewed rather than the book, because the movie highlights key elements of the story very well and by seeing the striking differences that are emphasized in the story on-screen, the viewer gets a really good perspective of how unfair society was at the time. The movie was directed by Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett. Their collaboration probably explains why the movie resembles the book so perfectly. It is centered around maids, who at that time were of African-American descent and worked for wealthy white families.
Comparing movies to the books they're based off
Add A Character. Add A Difference. She just applies for the job and gets it. She gets the job by showing a rejection letter she received from Miss Stein in New York. It says she needs more experience. After Skeeter is offered the job, she is in shock and after the Editor offers her 8 dollars a week, he mistakes her shock for holding out for more money. He then offers 10 dollars a week.