The Help

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Miss Walters Character Analysis

Hilly’s aging mother and Minny’s employer at the beginning of the novel, Miss Walters is a kind but senile woman who appreciates Minny’s outspoken personality. She shows that she is a good-humored woman with a sense of justice when she sides with Minny during the incident with the “special ingredient” pie.
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Miss Walters Character Timeline in The Help

The timeline below shows where the character Miss Walters appears in The Help. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...“Skeeter” Phelan and Miss Hilly Holbrook. Both women are also twenty-three. Miss Hilly’s elderly mother, Miss Walters , also arrives. Miss Skeeter offers a friendly greeting to Aibileen but Miss Hilly walks... (full context)
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After Miss Hilly and Miss Walters leave, Aibileen finds Miss Skeeter waiting for her in the kitchen. She asks Aibileen if... (full context)
Chapter 2
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...of maids surrounding Minny, who’s entertaining them with stories of her deaf and crazy employer, Miss Walters . Aibileen sits beside Minny and warns her that Miss Hilly complained about her. Offended... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...offers her two dollars an hour – twice as much as she was paid at Miss Walters’ . (full context)
Chapter 25
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At the end of the night, Hilly’s mother, Miss Walters , comes over and says she was the one who bid on the pie. Walters... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...person not worth getting upset about. Minny explains how she lost her job working for Miss Walters (Hilly’s mother) after Hilly put her mother into a nursing home. Hilly, then, started spreading... (full context)
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...it to Hilly, who thinks it’s a peace offering. Hilly has two big slices. When Miss Walters asks for a piece, Minny says she shouldn’t have any because the pie has a... (full context)