The Graduate

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  • Analyzing The Film 'The Graduate'

    In 1967, Mike Nichols directed the film, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman. During the film, Ben, a recent college graduate, is moving back home to California. Upon his arrival, his parents throw him a welcome home party, where he gets to celebrate with all his family friends. One of those friends is Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Ben’s father’s business partner. Mrs. Robinson takes a liking to Ben, and the two begin a secret affair. During their relationship, Ben contemplates his life choices, and in the end, he decides to leave Mrs. Robinson to be in a relationship with her daughter Elaine. This film is an example of Hollywood renaissance films from the 1960’s and 70’s. Like other films from this era, the plot and characters can be analyzed through historical criticism to the issues occurring during the cold war and other conflicts of post war America. Historical criticism is a crucial way to analyze the events in this film, because so much of the emotion and…

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  • Film Analysis: The Graduate

    The Graduate was a compelling film that portrayed the cultural and social differences evident throughout the film, as can be seen through the generational, and how Dustin Hoffman’s character acts towards each. This movie came out towards the end of the 1960’s when the social/cultural structure was beginning to change. Children didn’t want to do what their parents told them just because the said so, they wanted to do something that they saw meaning in. This can be seen as Dustin Hoffman…

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  • Summary Of The Film 'The Graduate'

    'The Graduate’ (Nichols, 1967) is a comedy that uses a three-act film structure and includes its major structural elements. The film depicts a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman), whose feeling of a lack of purpose results in his life becoming dominated by his relationship with Mrs. Robinson and eventually, her daughter Elaine. Act I establishes the key characters; Ben, his parents and their friends, including, Mrs. Robinson. The audience is empathetic towards him and likely wanting to see…

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  • Scene Analysis: The Graduate

    The Graduate The sequence that I have chosen for analysis is the scene after the party and Dustin is moping in his room, until he puts his hand in the fish tank to pull out his keys. The scene begins with Mrs. Robinson bursting in on Benjamin. The sound of the door is quite loud in the small space, making it much more intrusive than it might normally have been and possibly drawing a metaphor about her entry not just into his room but into his private life. Her voice is totally calm…

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  • Structural Elements In The Film 'The Graduate'

    Mike Nichols 1967 film ‘The Graduate’ is a comedy that illustrates a three-act film structure and includes the major structural elements. The film depicts a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman), whose feeling of a lack of purpose results in his life becoming dominated by his relationship with Mrs. Robinson and eventually, her daughter Elaine. Act I establishes the key characters; Benjamin, his parents and their friends, including, Mrs. Robinson. It feels as though Benjamin is on a different…

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  • Film Structure In The Graduate, By Mike Nichols

    Mike Nichols 1967 film ‘The Graduate’ is a comedy that illustrates a three-act film structure in which both the characters and the events which occur are vital. The film depicts a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman), whose life very quickly becomes dominated by his relationship with Mrs. Robinson and her daughter Elaine. In Act one, the key players are introduced, Benjamin, his parents and their friends including, of course, Mrs. Robinson. It feels as though Benjamin is on a different…

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  • The Struggle For Identity In Benjamin Braddock's The Graduate

    The main theme in The Graduate is Benjamin Braddock, the protagonist, trying to figure out his identity through the people around him, sex and love. After graduating from college, Ben has no idea of what he wants to do or who he is. He tries to find what he wants and who he is by going on a trip and meeting new people. However, when Ben finally set a goal in his life, which is to get someone he wants to be with for the rest of his life, Elaine. There are conflicts stopping Ben to achieve his…

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  • Visual Elements In Mike Nichols's Film The Graduate

    The Graduate was an innovative film during its time because it spoke to the younger generation. The film was made during a time where family oriented films were going out of style and films that were more explicit were gaining success. Benjamin Braddock is an alienated character which is similar to what a lot of young middle class Americans were experiencing. Due to the fact that Benjamin’s story is for the younger generation of the time the scene were Benjamin gets caught with Ms. Robinson is…

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  • Gender Bias In Graduate School

    perceiving who would be accepted into graduate school, and if the perception of…

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  • Personal Statement Of Graduate Studies

    With a voluntary decision to have a firsthand industrial experience and zeal to test my knowledge and skills amassed during my graduate studies, I think it is the right time in my career to expand the horizon of my knowledge and skills, and invest all my potential to upgrade them with the post-graduation studies. The graduate studies and an industrial job after that has really opened me to a plethora of latitudes, and a good post-graduation will help me to streamline them and move ahead in my…

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