Transition Into Adulthood In Mike Nichols's The Graduate

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Nichols captures the anxiety of a generation that was considering abandoning its predecessor’s footsteps in The Graduate (1967). The new generation exploring the transition into adulthood causes more issues than just immaturity, yet differences with the older generation such as parents. Mr. and Mrs. Braddock (William Daniels and Elizabeth Wilson) push him to attend graduate school, as that is what they were taught would make a man successful. The old generation was expected for a man to have a job and marry a woman who was a good teammate in which they have kids together. Whether the love was real was debatable. Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just graduated college and is not sure what he wants to pursue; he lives his summer laying
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