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Unformatted text preview: the bold decision of pursuing her General Educational Development (GED) test, and live at the half way home with her two children: Abdul and Mongo. This movie presented a lot of key topics we discussed in class. For instance, the Assimilation Theory of higher education. In order to rise above poverty, Precious pursues to attend school. However, her own mother rejects her beliefs of a higher education, and continues to antagonize her. Robert K. Mertons Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory was also prevalent in the film. Precious is consciously playing out her social construction by stealing food, breaking into her school, and viewing herself as unworthy. All in all, I really enjoyed this film, and I highly recommend it to anyone! Ticket...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ES 112 taught by Professor Lehr during the Winter '09 term at Cal Poly.
- Winter '09