Political and Cultural Ideas in “The Graduate” Film

Discuss ideas presented in the film “The Graduate” (1967).

“The Graduate” is symbolically linked to the burgeoning counter-culture movement in the U.S. in the late 1960s. How does the film symbolize some of the ideas of that political and cultural movement? Use examples from the film for support. Make your answer as specific and insightful as possible. Remember, generalities and vagueness do not demonstrate that you paid attention and fully comprehended the presented subject matter.