So I FINALLY finished the book, The Help, and as I had previously blogged, it wasn't as well written as I had expected it would be, but it does raise an interesting topic. I had also seen the movie, and the changes from the book to the movie were an improvement in the overall story. It is so sad that we have not been able to move beyond these deep prejudices in our society, and these feelings are still boiling just below the surface.
In my last blog I wrote about villains, and in the book The Help, the villain was Hilly Holbrook, and I thought this was a very well portrayed character, movie and book. She is really the essence of a bully, demeaning the African-American people who work for her and pressuring her peers into following her example. She's a villain whose demise I cheered on.
On another topic, I have been trying to make some changes on my blog but it has been difficult. I spent WAY too much time trying to figure out how to post my picture, and my husband, a computer programmer, finally figured it out, but it took him a long time as well. One thing I'd like to figure out is how to post pictures from the web, just to make it more visually appealing. If anyone has any suggestions?