Kathryn Stockett Essays

12th Grade

The Help

The choice between conformity and independence is one that every person must make at one point or another in his or her life. This truth has been explored in many novels and is frequently exhibited in the lives of the characters. In almost any...

10th Grade

The Help

We emotionally respond to a text as it has been intentionally set up to manipulate the audience into behaving and thinking in a particular manner. The Help is a historical fiction film set during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement and outlines...

10th Grade

The Help

Devastation through Segregation

Did you know that the state of Mississippi did not officially abolish slavery until February 7th, 2013? Although slaves have not worked the fields of Mississippi since the Civil War ended, evidence of racial...

College

The Help

Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, published in 2009, received critical acclaim upon its release and it remained number one on the New York Times bestseller list for a year. By the time the 2011 film adaptation of the book went to theaters, The Help had...