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The Help is the story of African-
American maids working in white
households in Jackson, Mississippi,
during the 1960’s.
The Story follows the lives of
three women. Skeeter, Abilene
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is the daughter of a
white family whose cotton farm employs many
African Americans in the fields, as well as in the
household. Skeeter has just finished college and
comes home and she wants to become a writer.
Skeeter realizes that she wants to expose to the
world in the form of a book the deplorable
conditions the maids in the South endure in
order to barely survive. Unfortunately such an
exposé is a dangerous proposition, not just for
Skeeter, but for any maids that agree to help
her. Aibileen finally agrees to tell her story
Abilene is a maid who takes care of children
and cleans. Her first job since her own 24-
year-old son, Treelore, died from an accident
on his job, is tending the Leefolt household
and caring for their toddler, Mae Mobley
Aibileen finally agrees to tell her story, but
she cannot persuade any of her friends to
join in the project.
Minny is Aibileen's friend who frequently tells
her employers what she thinks of them,
resulting in her having been fired from
nineteen jobs. Minny's most recent employer
was Mrs. Walters, mother of Hilly Holbrook.
Minny also baked a pie for Mrs. Hilly, Mrs
Hilly enjoyed the pie but as she was about to
finish her second slice when Minny told her
that the pie was full of her poop.
In the end, Skeeter release the novel and it
turns out to be sucess. She sends Minny 600
dollars and then Minny and Aiblene share the
money with the other made who told their
Aibelene quits her job looking after Mae Mobly
And then the film ends