Kathryn Stockett Writing Styles in The Help

Kathryn Stockett
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Point of View

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is written in the first person point of view. The three main voices in the story belong to Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, Minny Jackson, and Aibileen Clark. The chapters are separated by character, each giving a unique point of view. Skeeter's view comes from the world of a privileged white girl in the early 1960s in Mississippi. Skeeter is not like her friends and has respect for colored people because she had been raised by Constantine, the family maid. Skeeter tries to break the color barrier by writing a book about the experiences of "the help" and how they view their particular situations.

Aibileen lends the voice of an older, more experienced woman who has been trained to know her place and mind her manners. Aibileen puts up with a lot, mainly because of her love for little Mae Mobley. The reader...

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