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The Graduate by Charles Webb
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Jun 01, 2015

liked it
bookshelves: bc, drama, movie, read-in-2007, 1001-books
Read in June, 2007

I think some changes were made from book to movie, but that's usually the case.
The portrait of Benjamin was defintley better in the book, I can now understand his behaviour a bit better, but nonetheless I don't agree with his behaviour.

Why did he start the affair? Sure, she made the first step, but he had the chance to say no. So he is just as responsible for the whole thing than Mrs. Robinson is.
And what I really didn't understand: why did he fall in love with Elaine after just one date (which wasn't even a great date), and most of all: why did she also fall in love with him?? Not really convincing...

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