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Precious based on book Push by Sapphire - English Essay for school


tox104 1 / 1  
Feb 9, 2010   #1
Precious based on book Push by Sapphire is viewed with positive comments from different people; they all think the movie was successful to show the life of the main character, Claireece Precious Jones.

Movie begins with Precious introducing herself, and narrating the story. Precious, who is illiterate, lives with an abusive mother. She is pregnant with a second child whom the father is also her father. From the horrible life, she believes that school is the only place she can be free from her mother. Due to her pregnancy, school sends her to alternative school called "Each one Teach one," and there she meets Ms. Rain, her girlfriend, and the classmates. She finds joy and happy in that place. After giving a birth and other incident, Precious doesn't go back to home and her mother wants Precious back into her life repenting the past, and Precious walks away.

I watched the movie first then read the book. Unlike the book, the movie wasn't as graphic as the book, and focused more on Precious rather than the entire story. When I watched the movie, I liked what director has done in the moment Precious zone out (think flow?). In the book, whenever Mary, Precious' mother, is abusing her, Precious flashbacks to her horrible past. She says that she think of her dad, but things she remembers are the "stink, the white shit drip off his dick (57)." Her flash backs are so graphic that I had to close my eyes even though I was reading; however, in the movie, instead of putting all flashbacks, the director chose to put Precious' imagination of her being famous (dream?) with a good life. I believe this showed the hope she had in her mind, whereas in the book, it showed the sad and gruesome life she is living with.

If director's choice of putting hopeful scenes was the best choice, his interpretation of the characters was the worst choice. Even after I watched the movie, when I read the book, I pictured Ms. Rain as more "Apollonian" because of the dialects of her as well as the description of her actions, but in the movie, she was skinny, tall, and very pretty woman. I also pictured her to be more aggressive and strict. It is not only her that was misinterpreted. Rita, who is described as "[the] skinny light-skin Spanish girl (44)," didn't look anything alike in the movie. Rhonda, who is "big... light-skin... ugly... fat (43)" in the book, looked nothing like her description. Even thought I watched the movie first, while I was reading, I didn't know who was who and had to watch the movie again. I felt like movie threw away the each character's thing (I don't know that word fit in here) that book had given just because the director wanted Precious to stand out that no one is fatter and uglier than she is.

The movie represents the Precious from the book. Life Berardinelli said, " For two hours, Sidible, [the actress], is Precious Jones," the movie was also Precious Jones. The movie did show the horrible past and the present, but it also showed the happiness, awakening, and joy. The movie processed as Precious had processed. (is it okay if I put the movie grew as Precious grew?)

Can anyone help me by checking the grammar errors and better flows for the sentence? and is there any insight?
0mkar 1 / 13  
Feb 10, 2010   #2
You should make sure you include definite and indefinite articles (a/an/the) wherever necessary, and drop them wherever they're unnescessary.

For example:
..Due to her pregnancy, the school sends her to.. (Add 'the')
..After giving a birth and.. (Drop 'a')

This line doesn't make much grammatical sense:
..She is pregnant with a second child whom the father is also her father.

Correction:
..She finds joy and happy happiness in that place.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Feb 10, 2010   #3
The film Precious , based on a book called Push by Sapphire, is viewed with positive comments from different various people. They all think the movie was successful at showing the life of the main character, Claireece Precious Jones. (Now add 2 more sentences to this first paragraph. Let the reader know the main idea of this essay -- the idea you are suggesting about the film/book.

The movie represents the Precious from the book. You already said this at the beginning. Say something unique about the film/book. Make your own unique observation.

I felt like movie threw away the each character's thing (I don't know that word fit in here) original personality (from the book) just because the director wanted Precious to stand out that no one is fatter and uglier than she is.--- this is very good! I hope you will mention this in the intro and in the conclusion. Make this the meaningful theme of the essay.

:-)
OP tox104 1 / 1  
Feb 10, 2010   #4
Are those the only mistake I made?

I'm sure I made more than that tho...:(.. cause my grammar super sucksss

Does my essay even make sense tho?

thank you very much tho :)
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Feb 11, 2010   #5
Well, let's see how your next draft looks after you incorporate the suggestions you got, and we'll see what still needs improvement.


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