Now Minny didn't know that at the time and went off on Miss. Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from the and wants to become a writer. Skeeter researches several laws governing what blacks still can and cannot do in Mississippi, and her growing opposition to the racial order results in her being shunned by her social circle. It is this loss that motivates her to take part on Skeeter's project to document the lives of maids in Mississippi. Stuart Whitworth: Yeah, I bet you do. Other locations that can still be found in Jackson include the and the Mayflower Cafe downtown. It took her five years to complete and was rejected by 60 literary agents, over a period of three years, before agent Susan Ramer agreed to represent Stockett.
Revenge against Hilly and people like her certainly motivates Minny to lend her support and voice to Help, but something deeper drives her too. No husband wants to come home and see that. One of Hilly's initiatives is to have every house build a separate bathroom for black maids, believing that African Americans carry different diseases and that every person who shares a bathroom with a colored person is doomed to become infected with the disease. Charlotte Phelan: Eugenia, I have made a decision. Skeeter later learns that her mother Charlotte fired her childhood maid Constantine for unknown reasons. Minny is afraid, and not without reason, that the facts revealed will simply provide information that can be used against her and the others. Celia is shown as a lazy but yet gentle and sweet towards Minny.
Her stories unfold like soft linen. Missus Walters, played by Sissy Spacek, comes on the scene dressed in a coat in the summer. She comes to learn that her husband loves her for who she is, and that she can live a happy life even though people like Hilly and Elizabeth don't like her. Celia grew up in poverty perhaps even more extreme than the one Minny endures. When I saw this in the movie I was thinking that they did not have wigs available back then, but maybe they did, so I looked it up. Minny thinks she might be fired, but she returns on the following Monday to defend herself.
She is married to William, who is an aspiring politician. You should have told me this from start! Look at here, Miss Skeeter. It tugs at the heart to see her cry. Retrieved May 26, 2010 — via. A , Mississippi judge dismissed the case, citing the. She does not even realize she is breaking any rules. Her mother, hearing this, bursts out laughing.
Celia's biggest problem is that she believes she's only worthy of Johnny's love if she can give birth to children, but she's plagued by miscarriages. The life Constantine led while being the help to the Phelan family leads Skeeter to the realization that her friends' maids are treated very differently from the way the white employees are treated. Hilly's new maid, asks her for a loan so she can send her sons to college, offering to work for nothing until it is paid off. I saw pictures in the paper one time, showing those tenant shacks. This quote reveals Skeeter's more altruistic reasons for writing her book on maids: she wants to use her social privilege to give voice to the black women she has been close to in her life. Aibileen finally agrees to tell her story.
Not so many people sit at the table and read the newspaper at breakfast anymore, so love this scene for that. I saw pictures in the paper one time, showing those tenant shacks. Aibileen has raised seventeen white children, and she knows that children are shaped by the world around them and the values that they imbibe. She learns that the society women aren't worth her degradation. She got put into a nursing home. Minny struggles to pay her bills, but she has five children she adores in a cramped home. It even gets some criticism for showing a politically correct present, because it makes it seem like racism is all better now, even though it never shows the present.
Minny Jackson: What law school say you got to be nice to your maid? Stuart Whitworth: I like that. Charlotte Phelan: She was our president! The scene in the pink bathroom with Minny fake flushing the toilet to irritate Hilly to no end. Credit about The Help to reel-scout. Scenes set at the Jackson Journal office were shot in Clarksdale at the building which formerly housed the for 40 years until April 2010. Skeeter confronts her mother Charlotte about Constantine's termination.
Other actors were since cast, including Davis as Aibileen; Howard as Hilly Holbrook, Jackson's snooty town ringleader; Janney as Charlotte Phelan, Skeeter's mother; and Lowell as Stuart Whitworth, Skeeter's boyfriend and a senator's son. Aibileen reflects on the ordeal and finds closure. Also, although Charlotte smokes in the movie, in the novel it's mentioned that she quit smoking after she got her cancer diagnosis. Until she has one built, she orders Minny to relieve herself outside. Unlike Aibileen, she doesn't have a problem with white people and black people living separately and differently from one another. Aibileen Clark: You a Godless woman! They've invented a pill so married women don't have to get pregnant.