Push Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Analysis of novel written by performance poet Sapphire. Themes of social and educational problems.
# 10784 | 900 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on May 15, 2003 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , Education (Social Issues)

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"Push was the first novel written by Sapphire, a performance poet who also worked as an adult educator in Harlem. Sapphire brings an array of personal and professional experiences to the painful and poignant story of a 16-year old illiterate, abused, unloved young woman named Claireece APrecious@ Jones. The plot centers largely on how Precious, with the considerable help and support of an adult education teacher, manages to overcome the cycle of abuse she has lived in all her life. The story is told in the first person, from Precious= point of view, in her semi-literate, raw and graphic language. However, conversations and comments from other people including educators and social workers bring other perspectives to the narrative. This, in turn, makes parts of the novel read like a sociological tract taking aim at such issues as welfare reform and workfare, the..."

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