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    The Help - Questions 4 - 7
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    4. How much of a personís character would you say is shaped
    by the times in which they live?

    A huge amount and a lot we don't even know until years
    later. My parents were raising babies during the era of
    this book and seeing how their opinions and views have
    changed over the years in phenominal and I think it is
    largely because our society is so different.

    5. Did it bother you that Skeeter is willing to overlook
    so many of Stuartís faults so that she can get married, and
    that itís not until he literally gets up and walks away
    that the engagement falls apart?

    I think her being new in a relationship with men that she
    was sort of manning uncharted territory for her. It was all
    so new and she wasn't sure what exactly she was supposed to
    do. I knew she was strong and was hoping she'd eventually
    stand up to him. I was hoping he'd stand up with her.

    6. Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust
    of white people?

    I think it was such a different time back then that people
    dealt with the life they had in the best ways they could.
    She had a big mouth and had been shafted so many times
    because of it and I'm sure she felt she had every reason to
    distrust white people.

    7. Do you think that had Aibileen stayed working for Miss
    Elizabeth, that Mae Mobley would have grown up to be racist
    like her mother? Do you think racism is inherent, or taught?

    I think times they were a changing and that Abileen
    would've helped Mae Mobley to see thing differently like
    the author's real made did in real life.

    Your thoughts?