Monday, October 31, 2011
I'm sure I was the last of you to read this. But lately Mr. Fechner has needed the computer all the time for school, so I had to read a good old fashioned paper book instead of a manuscript.
I loved The Help. I read it in just a few days.
Here are some discussion questions on the novel. Answer one of these if you want.
1. What do you think motivated Hilly? On one hand she is terribly cruel to Aibileen and her own help, as well as to Skeeter once she realizes that she can't control her. Yet she's a wonderful mother. Do you think that one can be a good mother and, at the same time, a deeply flawed person?
2. What were your thoughts on Minny's pie for Miss Hilly? Do you think a domestic worker would have ever gone this far to get back at their white employer?
3. What were your thoughts on the movie compared to the book. Do you think it was a good rendition?
Posted by Maggie at 6:38 AM