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The help
The help is film talk about class, cast and inequality mainly. When we get memorize in
around the film it is brings tears for my and your eyes because it is very critical social
problem in that day and we feel in black people how they suffer in particular case so on. As a
social worker we want see the case in empathically way. Really as a social worker we want to
work for that kind of problematic person in society it’s our duty. As a processional social
work must have good understanding in the society and each and every time they must want
alert in society it’s their duty. Very beginning in that films review us must idea want get
about the film? As a sociologist we can see several aspects on that film.
What's fascinating about this movie is its subtle approach to race, class, and gender. Class, I
will explain, is not just about the ruling class being oppressive. It turns out that there's also
"class," in the sense of people being raised well or for being responsible. To be "classy" is to
display extraordinarily admirable manners and morals. This film is much harder on the
middle class than it is on the remnant of Mississippi's aristocratic class. And it's the
aristocratic class and the class of servants that ally to overthrow the pretensions of middle-
class racist tyranny.
The Help, based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, is a film about race and class
relations in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s. A century after the American Civil War,
the work makes clear, African-American women had few options but to labor as exploited
domestics for wealthy white families. While socialites entrusted the raising of their children
to the maids, the latter were barely able to tend to their own families.
This is provocative and potentially fascinating subject matter. Unfortunately, the film falls
short of a credible presentation, as the reality of the situation is not tackled with any degree of
seriousness. One of the most jarring elements is the absence of any reference to the mass
struggles that shattered the Jim Crow structure in the South at the time, or any indication of
their influence and atmosphere. This is not the concern of either the movie or the book. In
fact, the book’s jacket cover informs the potential reader that “Change begins with a
whisper.” And elevated to historical catalyst or whisperer in chief is the middle class do-
gooder.
In other way we can comment in this way also, On behalf of the Association of Black
Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread
stereotyping presented in both the film and novel version of The Help. The Help distorts,
ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers. We are specifically
concerned about the representations of black life and the lack of attention given to sexual
harassment and civil rights activism.
During the 1960s, the era covered in The Help, legal segregation and economic inequalities
limited black women’s employment opportunities. Up to 90 per cent of working black
women in the South labored as domestic servants in white homes. The Help’s representation
of these women is a disappointing resurrection of “Mammy” a mythical stereotype of black
women who were compelled, either by slavery or segregation, to serve white families.
Portrayed as asexual, loyal, and contented caretakers of whites, the caricature of Mammy
allowed mainstream America to ignore the systemic racism that bound black women to back-
breaking, low paying jobs where employers routinely exploited them. The popularity of this
most recent iteration is troubling because it reveals a contemporary nostalgia for the days
when a black woman could only hope to clean the White House rather than reside in it.
The first few scenes, I cringed. There was Mammy and Aunt Jemima, in all of their glory,
caring for the white family - especially the white children - at the expense of their own
families. There were the servants in the kitchen, cracking wise about their employers with
stereotypically colorful dialects and jokes. Around this point, Cindy leaned over and told me
that, if I needed to leave the theater because the movie was too offensive, she would get up
and leave with me. (I am blessed to have Cindy in my life!) But I had decided; I would stick
through whatever carination I encountered, for the sake of educating others who had seen the
film through culturally racist eyes. In this film most of the time learns us more lessons.
Soon, however, the tone shifted and the truth was revealed. Most of the white characters in
the film indeed viewed the maids through a Mammy lens. And the maids were keenly,
painfully, aware of this perception. But the maids also had families to support, children to
feed and clothe, rent to pay. So they played the role which socioeconomics forced on them.
And the hurt they felt at their circumstances came through beautifully. Kudos to Viola Davis
and Octavia Spencer for the powerful subtleties they brought to their roles.
I cannot recall a single Jezebel in the film, and I was looking for her. Sapphire never made an
appearance, either, even though Spencer's character Minny lived with an abusive husband.
Did the black women ever get angry? Absolutely. But their anger was appropriate and
directed at the sources of their mistreatment, not the loud, mindless venom and man-bashing
associated with the Angry Black Woman stereotype. Directly her take some decisions.
I had only two issues with this movie. First, men are not generally painted in a favorable
light. However, men play an incredibly small role in this film. It is, first and foremost, about
the experiences of Aibileen , Minny, and Skeeter Men are but a tertiary influence on the
story. The other maids and the other white women provide most of the interaction and
influence on the plot. My second problem is subjective; I do not care for happily-ever-after
endings and this one had a few too many for me. Again, though, a self-check brought the
realization that not all of the sub-stories had positive conclusions and, frankly, I was upset
that the side story I cared about the most was not one of them. Other wais this film is
remarkable.
As for the suggestion that Taylor played down the violence of the times, I have two thoughts.
First, if he wants to influence those who do buy into the negative stereotypes, aggression is
not a productive approach. Secondly, most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the
events of the Civil Rights movement and the horrors committed in the name of white
supremacy. What Taylor does in this film is to bring it home, into our living rooms and day-
to-day activities. It's not about lynching’s or sit-ins. It's about Aibileen, and Minny, and Yule
Mae, and Skeeter, and Celia, and Charlotte. If you are tempted to think that the overtly
bigoted characters are one-dimensional and overdone, I suggest that you've never sat in a
social gathering of middle- to upper-middle class women - and I don't just mean in 1963,
either. Both Cindy and I have had relatively recent experiences to which we could relate the
gossip and mean-spirited comments which surround the bridge parties in the film, not to
mention the peer pressure to conform, even when one is aware of the harm she is causing
others.
In the finally I can say about this film this film is one of social work. We can see it that eye.
In this film we can see social worker who is writing the book. She is done marvels work
because in that time she is also present high white class bus she understand reality and she
want again for wrongness. Then we can call it like social work. On the half of the time her
back ground is very rice family but she can remember her fast time and her small time she
look very ugly, she memorized what her black maid say to her .she think now that maids
words become true and that time only that maid take care her like that. She realized in her
small time that maid how protects her and over than twenty five year black maid protect her
in good manner. They are not in richest time but now they in very rich but in to now that
maid is with they and how she work she memorized. Then she ask for her mom were that
maid mom tad that story she get savior shock. Then she thinks she want do something about
that black amid class then she hardly stated the social service. Then we can say she is one
kind of social work in this film.
In this film she is play one of major roll. She improver the black maids and she innovatively
do major work for the society. finally her mom get sad according it her mom represent hall of
that kind of social class people. That movement very grates, how society gets savior paint and
how their mind blames to them also. That’s very remarkable time .their mind blame also
them but they haven’t do something to it is very savior ill. Then according to that all other
society watches this film and they try to do margin ling and inequality thing. That is the main
social wash place in this film.
As my think capacity the week points of this film are, watch that film in present black
community think white’s are past time like that and they treat us this way. According that
thinking point their mind some time thing badly and get some movement against whites. It is
one of weak point. Then some time now also America has small problem in black and whites
after watch this film it may be become quite big and it is make social problem again. As my
think this are weak points. Collection of this film idea is so looking nicely address us very
somatic way and understandable way. It’s so nice.
Lastly I can say in this film is one social work and it done good work for the society. Now
present society also most of the time race, class, cast, ethnicity and marginalizing we can see.
Around this film address all kind of those social problems and gave some mantel wash. Its
very nice. Finally I can say this film is address us very nice manner and it smoothly address
our heart and inner mind. According to it this film can do major social service than other
movement. Mainly films are very deep mind addressing methodology India, Europe are use
film in highly manner for address society. Systemically into now Srilanka do not do it good.
Way if Srilanka crate social serviceable films, now Srilanka did not have more social
problem according to my opinion.

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Film review

  • 1. Film review The help The help is film talk about class, cast and inequality mainly. When we get memorize in around the film it is brings tears for my and your eyes because it is very critical social problem in that day and we feel in black people how they suffer in particular case so on. As a social worker we want see the case in empathically way. Really as a social worker we want to work for that kind of problematic person in society it’s our duty. As a processional social work must have good understanding in the society and each and every time they must want alert in society it’s their duty. Very beginning in that films review us must idea want get about the film? As a sociologist we can see several aspects on that film. What's fascinating about this movie is its subtle approach to race, class, and gender. Class, I will explain, is not just about the ruling class being oppressive. It turns out that there's also "class," in the sense of people being raised well or for being responsible. To be "classy" is to display extraordinarily admirable manners and morals. This film is much harder on the middle class than it is on the remnant of Mississippi's aristocratic class. And it's the aristocratic class and the class of servants that ally to overthrow the pretensions of middle- class racist tyranny. The Help, based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, is a film about race and class relations in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s. A century after the American Civil War, the work makes clear, African-American women had few options but to labor as exploited domestics for wealthy white families. While socialites entrusted the raising of their children to the maids, the latter were barely able to tend to their own families. This is provocative and potentially fascinating subject matter. Unfortunately, the film falls short of a credible presentation, as the reality of the situation is not tackled with any degree of seriousness. One of the most jarring elements is the absence of any reference to the mass struggles that shattered the Jim Crow structure in the South at the time, or any indication of their influence and atmosphere. This is not the concern of either the movie or the book. In fact, the book’s jacket cover informs the potential reader that “Change begins with a whisper.” And elevated to historical catalyst or whisperer in chief is the middle class do- gooder.
  • 2. In other way we can comment in this way also, On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel version of The Help. The Help distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers. We are specifically concerned about the representations of black life and the lack of attention given to sexual harassment and civil rights activism. During the 1960s, the era covered in The Help, legal segregation and economic inequalities limited black women’s employment opportunities. Up to 90 per cent of working black women in the South labored as domestic servants in white homes. The Help’s representation of these women is a disappointing resurrection of “Mammy” a mythical stereotype of black women who were compelled, either by slavery or segregation, to serve white families. Portrayed as asexual, loyal, and contented caretakers of whites, the caricature of Mammy allowed mainstream America to ignore the systemic racism that bound black women to back- breaking, low paying jobs where employers routinely exploited them. The popularity of this most recent iteration is troubling because it reveals a contemporary nostalgia for the days when a black woman could only hope to clean the White House rather than reside in it. The first few scenes, I cringed. There was Mammy and Aunt Jemima, in all of their glory, caring for the white family - especially the white children - at the expense of their own families. There were the servants in the kitchen, cracking wise about their employers with stereotypically colorful dialects and jokes. Around this point, Cindy leaned over and told me that, if I needed to leave the theater because the movie was too offensive, she would get up and leave with me. (I am blessed to have Cindy in my life!) But I had decided; I would stick through whatever carination I encountered, for the sake of educating others who had seen the film through culturally racist eyes. In this film most of the time learns us more lessons. Soon, however, the tone shifted and the truth was revealed. Most of the white characters in the film indeed viewed the maids through a Mammy lens. And the maids were keenly, painfully, aware of this perception. But the maids also had families to support, children to feed and clothe, rent to pay. So they played the role which socioeconomics forced on them. And the hurt they felt at their circumstances came through beautifully. Kudos to Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for the powerful subtleties they brought to their roles.
  • 3. I cannot recall a single Jezebel in the film, and I was looking for her. Sapphire never made an appearance, either, even though Spencer's character Minny lived with an abusive husband. Did the black women ever get angry? Absolutely. But their anger was appropriate and directed at the sources of their mistreatment, not the loud, mindless venom and man-bashing associated with the Angry Black Woman stereotype. Directly her take some decisions. I had only two issues with this movie. First, men are not generally painted in a favorable light. However, men play an incredibly small role in this film. It is, first and foremost, about the experiences of Aibileen , Minny, and Skeeter Men are but a tertiary influence on the story. The other maids and the other white women provide most of the interaction and influence on the plot. My second problem is subjective; I do not care for happily-ever-after endings and this one had a few too many for me. Again, though, a self-check brought the realization that not all of the sub-stories had positive conclusions and, frankly, I was upset that the side story I cared about the most was not one of them. Other wais this film is remarkable. As for the suggestion that Taylor played down the violence of the times, I have two thoughts. First, if he wants to influence those who do buy into the negative stereotypes, aggression is not a productive approach. Secondly, most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the events of the Civil Rights movement and the horrors committed in the name of white supremacy. What Taylor does in this film is to bring it home, into our living rooms and day- to-day activities. It's not about lynching’s or sit-ins. It's about Aibileen, and Minny, and Yule Mae, and Skeeter, and Celia, and Charlotte. If you are tempted to think that the overtly bigoted characters are one-dimensional and overdone, I suggest that you've never sat in a social gathering of middle- to upper-middle class women - and I don't just mean in 1963, either. Both Cindy and I have had relatively recent experiences to which we could relate the gossip and mean-spirited comments which surround the bridge parties in the film, not to mention the peer pressure to conform, even when one is aware of the harm she is causing others.
  • 4. In the finally I can say about this film this film is one of social work. We can see it that eye. In this film we can see social worker who is writing the book. She is done marvels work because in that time she is also present high white class bus she understand reality and she want again for wrongness. Then we can call it like social work. On the half of the time her back ground is very rice family but she can remember her fast time and her small time she look very ugly, she memorized what her black maid say to her .she think now that maids words become true and that time only that maid take care her like that. She realized in her small time that maid how protects her and over than twenty five year black maid protect her in good manner. They are not in richest time but now they in very rich but in to now that maid is with they and how she work she memorized. Then she ask for her mom were that maid mom tad that story she get savior shock. Then she thinks she want do something about that black amid class then she hardly stated the social service. Then we can say she is one kind of social work in this film. In this film she is play one of major roll. She improver the black maids and she innovatively do major work for the society. finally her mom get sad according it her mom represent hall of that kind of social class people. That movement very grates, how society gets savior paint and how their mind blames to them also. That’s very remarkable time .their mind blame also them but they haven’t do something to it is very savior ill. Then according to that all other society watches this film and they try to do margin ling and inequality thing. That is the main social wash place in this film. As my think capacity the week points of this film are, watch that film in present black community think white’s are past time like that and they treat us this way. According that thinking point their mind some time thing badly and get some movement against whites. It is one of weak point. Then some time now also America has small problem in black and whites after watch this film it may be become quite big and it is make social problem again. As my think this are weak points. Collection of this film idea is so looking nicely address us very somatic way and understandable way. It’s so nice. Lastly I can say in this film is one social work and it done good work for the society. Now present society also most of the time race, class, cast, ethnicity and marginalizing we can see. Around this film address all kind of those social problems and gave some mantel wash. Its very nice. Finally I can say this film is address us very nice manner and it smoothly address our heart and inner mind. According to it this film can do major social service than other
  • 5. movement. Mainly films are very deep mind addressing methodology India, Europe are use film in highly manner for address society. Systemically into now Srilanka do not do it good. Way if Srilanka crate social serviceable films, now Srilanka did not have more social problem according to my opinion.