In The Help, how does Aibileen try to counteract the negative effects of Elizabeth's criticism?

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In addition to treating Elizabeth's child as her own, Aibileen also tries to counteract the effects of Elizabeth's criticism by working with Skeeter to share her story and those of the other maids. Rather than responding directly to Elizabeth's criticism until she is directly accused of stealing, Aibileen seems to take the criticism and doesn't challenge her employer too much. However, she continues to work with Skeeter to share the experience of being a black maid and passes out The Help to the other maids at church.

We also see Aibileen's response to Elizabeth's criticism when all the toilets are delivered to her employer's front lawn. Rather than approaching things directly, she takes Mae Mobley out to see them and turns it into a joke, both mocking and...

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