Lesson 10 Response: The Graduate.pdf

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5/10/18, 1(58 PM Lesson 10 Response: The Graduate: Aman Gola Page 1 of 2 Submission Details Grade: 100 / 100 Lesson 10 Response: The Graduate Aman Gola submitted Mar 25 at 10:55pm Paper View In the film, there is a continuous theme of water, and being submerged in the water. There is a particular scene where Ben’s parents dress him in a scuba diving outfit, and then instruct him to show it off to their friends. After Ben is forced into the pool, his parents then literally shove him underwater, in order to show off the scuba diving outfit. Ben seems to be suffocated by the water, just as he is being suffocated by his parents. This part of the scene illustrates how Ben’s parents use him as a trophy, showing him off for everyone to see. At this time, Ben’s parents were fighting against Ben, and his generation, helping guide Hollywood’s current fixation with youth. Since Ben does not want to disappoint his parents, therefore he is trapped by them, just like he, at this point in the scene is trapped under the water. Overall, the water in this
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  • Spring '99
  • Jordan
  • Ben, Aman Gola

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