# College English

In the novel, Push by Sapphire, how does Precious' repressed memories affect her? How it manifest?

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2. I have read the whole book. I'm just not sure how to explain it.

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1. What were Precious' repressed memories? Be sure to give details.

2. Did these memories make her take action in some way? What did she do? Was it positive or negative (that is, did she act out or did she try to get even with someone or what)?

3. Did her actions hurt or help herself? Did they hurt or help other people?

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4. 1. Precious' repressed memories were all those late night visits from her sexually and abusive father. Other memories were about her mothers abuse.
2. These memories were brought on by key words and by her comparing herself to other characters in the book. Each event caused Precious' to relive the abuse.
Precious's past caused her to be little others by putting on a tough exterior, however she had a very poor education, a problem with over eating and learned helplessness disorder.
3. Her actions push people away and isolated herself from the real world.

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