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The Help

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

Literature and Writing Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #7

"I'll write it down. Give me a few days. I'll tell you everything that happened to Constantine." (27.69)

Aibileen first works the story out in writing. She delivers the first part of the story of Constantine orally, but she can only deliver the worst parts to Skeeter in written form. Writing is way for Aibileen to "speak" the unspeakable.

Quote #8

Be the prettiest book I ever seen. The cover is pale blue, color a the sky. And a big white bird – a peace dove – spreads its wings from end to end. (29.49)

The Help argues that books can bring peace in society. Do you agree?

Quote #9

Me? Working for the white newspaper? I go to the sofa and open the notebook, see them letters and articles from past times. Miss Skeeter set beside me. (34.108)

We love this moment from the end of the novel. Since Aibileen has been answering the Miss Myrna letters all along, it's particularly sweet to see her be officially hired for the job – at the same pay rate as Skeeter.

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