As a result, Precious starts to view her real self-concept and finds confidence in herself reducing her anxieties. Thus, Precious’ actualising tendency enhances throughout the movie and creates a sense of freedom and autonomy for her to live a better
The film Precious is a dramatic film about the girl Clareece Precious Jones, an overweight, illiterate teenager, who is pregnant with her second child. The first Precious thinks in the movie is "I wish I had a white boyfriend with nice hair”, “I will be the cover model and appear in a music video” Precious have many dreams, she is dreaming about a good life. One of the first things where you get an impression of the Precious and her mother don’t have a particularly good relationship with each other. One of Precious dreams is also to be a dancer, but her mother destroys her dream by saying that no one will look at her big ass. Precious is 16 years old and going to 10th grade, she already have a child named Mongo, she have downs syndrome.
There are more than a few reasons to see the movie Precious. I have not seen this movie in about six years. Luckily for me, Precious is part of my large movie collection at home. The thing that strikes me is, there are few movies that rarely destroy and uplift you while watching. For some, it may be shocking, and it is a movie that could leave you emotionally spent.
Precious didn’t accept the abuse; therefore she didn’t conform. Precious tried to better her life by using her imagination to escape her world and also by trying to complete school meanwhile her mother would call her” dummy.” Precious is illiterate, but she knew not to act like her mother because that’s not how she wanted to be . Precious not being as deviant as her mother displays fault in the theory because Precious’s actions are opposite of what the theory stated. Growing up not feeling love showed Precious that she didn’t want to act like her mother . The years of being mistreated Precious display courage and bravery when it comes to the health of her kids.
The environment in which Precious grew up in, is toxic, dysfunctional, and dangerous. The mother was abusive, verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Precious was also sexually abused by her father since the age of three. The second cue I identified is the Mothers refusal to accept responsibility for her actions in the way she raised and treated Precious. It was clear in the counseling session that the Mother still blames Precious for her significant other not wanting her and eventually leaving her.
Also, people were afraid that Family Guy would devalue the meaning of a movie “Precious” by making a poster that said if the voters did not vote for Family Guy, Peter Griffin was dressed like the movies main African American actor, then they would be racist and other prejudice things. Many people can see that as a joke but it can undermine what the movie “Precious” was trying to convey. When watching television, viewers have to realize that what they watch, and what they allow their children to watch, has a big influence on how they perceive the world. For example, Mittell talked about experimental research that suggested there is a connection between children watching violent television and them being aggressive later in life. For teens who watch Family Guy, they may be influenced to say inappropriate and
Her main supporter is the teacher Blue Rain who continuously encourages Precious to bring her life story to paper. As well as Celie in The Color Purple, Precious was refused a scholar education due to teenage pregnancy. The programme Higher Education Alternative/Each1Teach1 led by Ms Rain makes education available for girls who are not as far in school as others. This is not exclusively African Americans, but also includes girls with Jamaican and Hispanic origins. Ms Rain is a supporter for all those girls who more or less share their worries with Precious, as one is
The pleasant setting ruined by the protagonist’s emotions creates a stark contrast that highlights the structure’s focus on the father’s dilemma. He cannot live his life to the fullest, as everything beautiful diminishes at the thought of his
The luxury made me entitled and selfish because my problems like not wanting to go to school were nothing compared to the kids begging on the streets to just get some money for their families. The sight made me think twice about my problems, but mostly about my actions. Why should I care about what I want now while people are dying now to get into my position? I noticed that I was too obsessed with myself that I forgot about the world around me. The life outside my thinking.