In Kathryn Stockett's The Help, in what ways has Constantine helped Skeeter to grow up?
In The Help, author Kathryn Stockett clearly portrays just how much Eugenia Phelan, nicknamed Skeeter, valued her maid Constantine as a surrogate mother, valuing her much more than her own, still living mother.
In Chapter 5, we learn that Skeeter grew up to be tall and gangly and feel unattractive. We also learn that one way in which Constantine helps Skeeter grow up is through teaching her she has "a choice in what [she] could believe." Skeeter relays the story of being called ugly for the first time, at the age of 13, by one her brother's friends. Constantine first consoles her by saying that ugliness is only based on what people are like on the inside, not the outside. She then explains that every...
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