Level 2 Question:
Analyse how one or more conflicts were used to show the director's purpose in the visual text.
How NOT to answer:
Skeeter and Hilly had a conflict in the film The Help. This was because Hilly wanted to get black people to use different toilets but Skeeter thought that people should be treated as equals. Hilly kept telling Skeeter that she should put it in the newsletter because she was working with the council to implement local Jim Crow laws in Mississippi. Skeeter waited as long as she could and she kept putting off putting the story in the newspaper but eventually when Hilly forced her to put it in the paper, she purposefully made a spelling mistake. She put 'commodes' instead of 'coats' to be dropped off at Hilly's house. This resulted in people from the neighbourhood dumping their commodes at Hilly's place which was really embarrassing and upsetting for her. She was crying and screaming in a long shot as she screamed at Elizabeth "I specifically said old coats not commodes!" The argument between Skeeter and Hilly escalated until later in the film, Hilly rocked up to Skeeter's house and spat at her on the deck as she was ranting on about what she would do to Skeeter. Skeeter's mother had to get involved to calm Hilly down and dismiss her from the property.