Precious" and "Push

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Some say that you got to see black in order to know that white exists. Since I was little, I’ve been raised in a loving and caring household. However, I’m conscious of what violence is and how it surrounds me, outside of my little bubble. I understand white because I know what black is. “Precious” is a perfect movie to contrast my lifestyle and to explain all of this. Being based on Sapphire’s book “Push”, it has a literary background and interesting way of telling the story as if it were a diary. Now, how can we compare these two masterpieces?
Lets start from the top, its name. As we the movie lovers know, there’s an action film titled “Push” too. Therefore, we conclude that to avoid confusions, Claireece P. Jones’ film directors and producers decided to change the name. Throughout the book, we can see that the word push is often used to indicate Precious that she has to “push it to the limit”. Situations where it happens are when she is about to give birth to her child and Ms. Rain inducing her to learn how to read and write. Therefore, the novel’s name goes better with the social problem that Sapphire was trying to reflect through her lines. People that live under marginalization or other limitations have to give a little extra in order to survive in this world; society can’t win the battle. The movie was more about the protagonist. Lee Daniels had the job to make us get into Precious’ life, feel her suffer and understand what she went through. That’s why the film name was more appropriate.
Now, I’m going to confess that I saw the movie a long time ago. Since our protagonist’s story had the spotlight, I didn’t get so much involved in her classmates’ life background. After reading the last pages in the book, even I felt that peculiar sensation of noticing that there are worst situations that those that we live everyday. Those poor girls had to go through so many…...

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