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Piper gunderson AP English The Graduate Symbolism exists in all aspects of stories from written literature to motion pictures. Symbolism helps the writer or director to express a deeper meaning by using images that signify something beyond the obvious. The Graduate , starring Dustin Hoffman, is full of such images. Some of these symbols include Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin's sunglasses, and Benjamin driving alone. Mrs. Robinson is one of Benjamin's friends mother. She is also his father's business partner's wife. Her and Benjamin have a secret love affair going on that carries a deeper meaning than just an affair. Though he knows it is wrong, Benjamin continues seeing Mrs. Robinson as an escape from life and from his parents. Benjamin's father, in particular, is constantly pressuring him to continue his education in graduate school, but Benjamin is not so enthusiastic. Leaving every night and staying in the hotel till the next day with Mrs. Robinson is like another world for Benjamin, a world where his
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