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Events in the Novel that are Omitted in the film Both in the novel and the film, several happenings portray violation of civil rights of the African Americans, though some of the events that have occurred in the Novel have not occurred the film (Baym and Nina, 10th minute). The same way other events have occurred in the film that has taken place in the book. These differences, however, do change the fact that civil rights have been violated. In present times, people omit some details from a previous book version because it helps to reduce the length of the film (Foster-Singletary and Tikenya, 23). However, the film gives us more of a visual of what all of the characters and places look like and help us to make visual pictures in our heads when reading the book. This feature is first displayed in how both the film and the novel start. The novel starts by encapsulating the relationship between Aibileen and also between Mae Mobley and Ms. Leefolt. (Foster-Singletary and Tikenya, 23). Mae Mobley’s rights are violated by her mother when she verbally abuses her and she is alienated from the society she is born in In the novel, it starts with the first time Miss Skeeter ever came to Aibileen's home to work on the book. She comes to Aibileen’s place to work on the novel but Aibileen refuses to
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Surname 4 share her experiences with her in fear that Miss Leefolt would not like it. After sometime Skeeter receives a call from Aibileen who was now ready to share her bitter experiences that she has been going through as a maid and as an African American. She explains how her rights get violated but she insists on her privacy and precautions such as meeting in the neighborhood to avoid being overheard and also changing names so that she cannot be easily identified. The fact that Aibileen is unable to share whatever she is undergoing freely shows that her right to freedom of expression has been violated. In the novel after a brief introduction at Aibileen's house, Miss Hilly is seen to be sketching pencil marks on the toilet paper (Baym and Nina, 29th minute). This is to confirm if Minny is using the outside or the inside toilet as she is supposed to use. This shows how the Whites discriminate the African Americans and they do not want to share even cheap facilities like toilet papers with them since the Whites believed that African Americans carried diseases and they would easily spread the diseases to them by sharing toilets with them. The act of Minny being fired from her workplace by Ms. Cecilia in the Novel shows the violation of civil rights in the sense that there was discrimination (Mathew, Dona, &Benny, 13). She was fired because she used the inside bathroom reserved for the whites- only instead of using the black bathroom located outside in a separate building. She believed that African Americans carried deadly diseases and that sharing bathroom and toilet would lead to the spread of the diseases. She is also fired because of her outspokenness and her speaking against injustice in society. She says what she feels is right and she does not fear
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