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precious - the movie

psychological analysis

Suhit Gosain

on 17 April 2011

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Precious a hapless 350 pound illiterate16 year old sexually assaulted by her father since childhood two children from father. first with Down Syndrome mother treats her like a slave father causes her HIV-Posstive mother's daily routine consists of watching daytime TV, smoking cigarettes and treating her daughter like a slave brought up in a controlled & a hostile environment she does not revolt for the worst situations in the house but behaves as a short tempered, impulsive , aggressive person in the external environment Dark-skinned Precious’s desires a “light-skinned boyfriend looks in a mirror and desires to be a white skinny blonde opens an album and sees her mother & her crush talking to her in an ideal manner desires to be a dancing & a singing star yet extreme lack of confidence living in her own world Analysis untold in the film -Precious has childhood trauma based multiple identity disorders Defense Mechanism - Precious frees herself from trauma by separating, developing multiple personality disorders to file away painful experiences in her mind Precious is a result of anti-social racial pathologies; social dysfunction; genetic abnormalities; violence, homosexuality; rape; incest; child abuse; teenage pregnancy; poverty; illiteracy Dissociative identity disorder is increasingly understood as a complex and chronic posttraumatic psychopathology closely related to severe, particularly early, child abuse Children who have been maltreated or abused are at risk for experiencing a host of mental health problems, including dissociative identity disorder. Diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder is not usually made until adulthood This condition manifests auditory hallucinations, severe depression and phobic anxiety, substance abuse, and borderline features that partially or fully predominate the psychologic function of the individual for a period. When her drunken father pins her to the bed to rape her, Precious molds herself into a star dancer on a red carpet why doesn't she leaves the home? imagines her mother in a picture giving love and affection to her? concept of reaction formation - a defense mechanism in which anxiety-producing or unacceptable emotions and impulses are mastered by exaggeration (hypertrophy) of the directly opposing tendency. A phenomenon described as Stockholm Syndrome, a hostage or kidnap victim 'falls in love' with the feared and hated person who has complete power over them When this mechanism is overused, especially during the formation of the ego, it can become a permanent character trait. This is often seen in those with obsessional character and obsessive personality disorders A Discovery Nazi spiritual science- coded in the film Precious classic MK ULTRA/MONARCH trauma based programming programming of multiple personality agents through trauma, ritual abuse, and hypno-programming- techniques engineered by the Nazi Germans and even today techniques anchored upon some type of trauma generates dissociation of personality- Dissociation comes as a survival skill of great value in response to trauma and abuse in humans mind The idea behind this is to create the perfect slave who can carry out a variety of functions while maintaining secrecy and obedience to the programmers most common- sexual and physical abuse during childhood Similarly reports as Stockholm Syndrome exists among powerless and vulnerable inmates of Nazi camps creating 'favourites' among the guards and even collecting objects discarded by them this became a spiritual science for Nazi's during World war 1 Exploring part of the “Secret Doctrine” passed down by Austrian philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist mystic Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner Steiner explains- Nazi believed that spiritual characteristics are tied to skin color and that non-white skin is a sign of spiritual defects that will be expunged in the coming race war spirit is ‘retarded’, when it takes a demonic character and does not fully penetrate the flesh, then white skin color does not appear review the Precious Promotional Poster again. You can see demonic forces in complete harmony with Black flesh these characteristics are deeply encoded in the film precious When her drunken father pins her to the bed to rape her, Precious molds herself into a star dancer on a red carpet- Again, red is the color of fire, blood, danger, chaos; and often symbolizes sin such Nazi based psychological interpretations have been deeply deeply coded in the film Precious But a turning point occurs when Precious starts attending a small alternative school, where her teacher encourages her to write every day (even though Precious can barely read.) Expressing herself gives Precious the energy and confidence to seek out other options in life; she essentially writes her way out of her personal hell. lets see why it happens? Why? James W. Pennebaker- a prominent researcher- had undergrads write about either superficial topics or personal traumas four days a week, for six weeks. Those who wrote about painful times reported better moods and better health than those who scribbled about mundane happenings ego being resolved & opportunity for self actualization the teacher finds her place to settle after her second child to prevent further violence develops a better support system in her mind- human survival instinct helps her to unbind existing mental boundaries writing technique is a useful tool for patients of such identity disorders- gone through past traumatic experiences This is how we can understand Claireece “Precious” Jones Psychology Thank you!
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