Sapphire (author) Writing Styles in Push

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Point of View

The point of view in Push is first person. The reader sees the entire book through the eyes of its main character, Precious. Precious is writing her life story as a way to help her cope with the sexual abuse she has endured her entire life. The novel must be written from her point of view in order for the reader to fully understand the impact a life of sexual abuse has on Precious. Precious writes in detail about the abuse, using the slang terms she grew up with to describe body parts and sex acts. These raw descriptions paint a very ugly view of sex, which is indicative of the ugliness that's infiltrated Precious's life. This makes the reader feel as if they are witnessing the abuse. Precious's language is extremely disturbing. Reading about the abuse as told by someone else would not be nearly...

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