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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the three main characters in Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help?

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In Kathryn Stockett's The Help, the three main characters have strengths and weaknesses.

Skeeter Phalen's strength is her resolve in wanting to expose the often difficult lives of black maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi. Her weakness, at least at the beginning, is that she has no concept of what the life of a domestic worker is really like, and equally has no concept of what dangers she and the others are in by exposing how poorly many of the maids in the novel are treated.

Minny's strengths and weaknesses are easy to spot. She admits that she cannot keep her mouth shut, and has been...

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