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8. From the perspective of a twenty-first century reader, the hairshellac system that Skeeter undergoes seems ludicrous. Yet women still alter their looks in rather peculiar ways as the definition of “beauty” changes with the times. Looking back on your past, what’s the most ridiculous beauty regimen you ever underwent?

OMG, I have permed and dyed hair many many times over the years. I think it's the "Curly always want to be straight, Straight always want curly" thing.

9. The author manages to paint Aibileen with a quiet grace and an aura of wisdom about her. How do you think she does this?

I think she was using her own history with her childhood maid to create Abilene. The way she calmed Minny down and told Hilly off at the end very quietly was great.

10. Do you think there are still vestiges of racism in relationships where people of color work for people who are white?

I think as white people we cannot begin to see how their lives ...See More
cjode On 6/21/09, chippy wrote: > 8. From the perspective of a twenty-first century reader, > the hairshellac system that Skeeter undergoes seems > ludicrous. Yet women still alter their looks in rather > peculiar ways as the definition of “beauty” changes with > the times. Looking back on your past, what’s the most > ridiculous b...See More
Jun 21, 2009


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