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ANY TOPIC (WRITER'S CHOICE) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? The above movie represents a very popular drama-comedy film of the year 1967. The above movie highlights the controversy of interracial marriages in the American set up. Such marriages, at the time of release of “Guess who’s coming to dinner” were illegal. The movie highlights a romantic story involving John Prentice; a widowed black African doctor with an enviable reputation in the medical field and Joanna Drayton who on the other hand is a white lady who recently obtained a college degree. They are said to have met in Hawaii during John’s convention. Theirs’ was love at first sight; within only 20 minutes. After 10 days of knowing each other, they decided to get married. They then decide to return to San Francisco so that Joanna introduces John and they ask for permission from her parents. This is a hard decision to make because at that time, cross racial marriages are not accepted. The entire movie depicts the difficulty that the new lovers, the Prentice and the Drayton are facing in deciding whether the marriage will take place or not (Michener, 2012: p. 8). Matt Drayton, Joanna Drayton’s father, is a rich retired publisher of a San Francisco newspaper. Although liberal and open to other races, he is still shocked by his daughter’s decision to settle down with a black man at her age. He is the oldest among the movie’s cast. In this movie, he is faced with great difficulties. Mr. Drayton, upon hearing the presence of a doctor in his own house, first is tempted to think that probably his lovely daughter could be having some urgent health issues. He doesn’t even understand what is going on when he sees Joanna and his wife having dinner in the company of a total stranger. Ideally, Joanna’s dad wouldn’t have thought that indeed her daughter was about to get married at 23 years of age, since she had just acquired her college degree. He was shocked by the news that his only daughter was about to get married to a black man pretty old compared to her; and is in fact a 2
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