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The Help a novel by Kathryn Stockett

The Help a novel by Kathryn Stockett tells the story of a young woman named Eugenia Skeeter Phelan She persuades African American maids to help write a book of interviews that will ultimately change the way Southerners see their maids forever One of the main characters a black maid named Aibileen trusts Skeeter first and tells her amazing but dark story On the other hand Celia a white upper middle class woman has a mysterious past that shaped her life This book weaves a beautiful tale with many literary skills but identity which defines a person prevails above all Reinforced and shaped through actions and thoughts someone's identity can have an infinite number of possibilities Aibileen and Celia convey the claim that a person's past experiences can alter their present identity First of all Celia shows the idea that a person's past experiences can affect their present identity For example once a naked white man came out of the bushes on Celia s estate Trying to scare the man away Minny comes out of the house and chases after him which escalates to him striking her across the ear Celia noticing this runs out and almost kills the man with a fire poker successfully saving Minny from the man When she looked at Celia Minny thought 

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