What is the theme of The Help?

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This is a large novel with a number of themes, many of which relate to ideas of racial tolerance and race relations. Hypocrisy and integrity are themes subservient to the larger race-driven themes of the novel. 

The idea that racial perspectives are open to change is central to the novel and presents what we might call the unifying theme of the novel - People can help one another to grow and change. Social change is possible as is individual change. This idea applies beyond race oriented themes, but is seen most poignantly within the context of race. 

Racial dynamics are the subject of Skeeter's first question to Aibileen in the novel: 

 Then she tries to apologize for the earlier conversation that she knows Aibileen heard, and she asks if she ever wishes things were different.

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Racisim & Bravery are the most significant 2 themes that exsist in The Help.

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