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The Graduate provides a humerous look at life after college
The Graduate , produced by
Lawrence Turman and directed by Mike
Nichols, portrayed the problems that
many seniors may be facing. Although
the movie came out in about 1969, the
movie was realistic with what many
graduates go through after college.
The Graduate stared Dustin
Hoffman as Ben Braddock, the young
college graduate who is confused in
figuring out what to do with his life.
His parents, William Daniels as Mr.
Braddock and Elizabeth Wilson as Mrs.
Braddock, made a big ado over his
graduation. Even against his pleas, his
parents threw a big party with all of
their friends as guest. Everyone was
making a big fuss over him that he
escaped to his room for peace. Shortly
after Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne
Bancroft, went up to his room. That
was the beginning of an adventure for
After Mrs. Robinson told him to
take her home, she made him walk her
inside. She was trying to seduce Ben,
who at that point was freaked out. She
made excuses to get him up into her
daughters room where she locked them
in and began to undress. Ben ran out of
Ben invited Mrs. Robinson to a ho
tel to take her up on her offer to take
his virginity. After that night they
started an ongoing affair. During their
intimate times Ben learned a lot about
Mrs. Robinson. One thing Mrs.
Robinson made, or tried to make, Ben
promise was not to date her daughter,
Elaine. She felt that Ben wasn’t good
enough for her daughter, but good
enough to be her lover. She was also
insecure because Elaine was a beauti
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ful, young, college student.
After being pressured by his par
ents Ben asked Elaine, played by
Katherine Ross, out, against Mrs.
Robinson’s wishes. If only Elaine had
known where she was going to be
taken she wouldn’t have gone. After a
terrifying ride in Ben’s car, Ben took
her in to see a show, ofawoman doing
a strip tease. After a bad start the date
The next day Ben went to pick
Elaine up for a ride, but Mrs. Robinson
jumped into his car. She told him that
if he didn’t end things with Elaine she
would tell her daughter about their
affair. Ben decided to tell Elaine the
truth and told her himself, in fear that
Mrs. iiobUMon would. Blutno KtckoU
him out and would not see him during
the rest of her visit home.
Ben figured out after Elaine had left
how much he cared for her and de
cided that he wanted to marry her. He
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to Coast), and lots of good food.
It is amazing that I’ve filled up so
many paragraphs and not talked about
Jetson’s photography. Although her
photography is a large portion of how
she spends her time (saying “Can you
move a little to the left?”) and how she
sees the worid (through a view finder),
her perspective is even broader than
any wide-angle lens she could ever
use. All I have to say about her photog
raphy is that she captures true human
spirit in her work.
I want to end this piece by telling
Jetson that I think she’s the Greatest
Show on Earth hidden in a very humble
woman (wearing fuchsia and blue
Nikes). While it may be a three-ring
circus on the inside sometimes, she
always manages to be the ring master
of her life and the lion tamer of every
one who meets her.
took off to Berkeley in search of her.
After stocking her for a few days, he
finally approached her. She told him
her mom’s side ofthe story, which was
much different from his. When things
settled down he asked her to marry
him. She couldn’t decide and already
had another proposal that she hadn’t
Mr. Robinson went to exchange
words with Ben after he found out
about the affair Ben and his wife had.
After their confrontation, Mr. and Mrs.
Robinson take Elaine away. After hard
work Ben finds out Elaine is to marry
Carl, the guy who also had proposed.
Struggle after struggle Ben finally got
to the church, but was he in time to
stop the wedding? That’s an answer
you’ll have to get from the movie.
If you make it through the very
slow beginning, you’ll get some laughs.
Jhe Graduate may be 25 years old,
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go on to this day.
One afternoon when you have some
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buster under employees’ choice for
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Senior Class Historian Abby Lanier
has learned valuable lessons of leader
ship while attending Meredith.
“Meredith has given me so many op
portunities to hold leadership posi
tions. I’m sure my opportunities would
have been limited if I had gone to a
larger university,” said Lanier.
Working with the senior class offic
ers has been a higli point in this year.
“The other senior officers are all equally
as hardworking and dedicated to the
class,” said Lanier.
The most important thing Lanier
has learned while being at Meredith is
that she is a leader and can do anything
if she sets her mind to it.
She credits her parents, advisor and
intern supervisor as providing encour
agement during her college years.
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