In this regard, the aspect of American life displayed in this film encompasses the civil rights movement witnessed in the United States during this period. The movie depicts the extent to which the civil rights act of 1964 was applicable in the American context. In the film, it is evident that the passing of the civil rights Act of 1964 did not play a central role in solving most of the problems faced by the American Blacks. For example, Tibbs is not served pie because of his racial affiliation and is even asked to leave the restaurant. Such an act indicates that, even with the passage of the civil rights act, racial discrimination was still dominant in the United States (Wojcik 172).
The film also shows how civil liberties were denied to some American citizens on account of their skin color. The film is a depiction of the numerous struggles by African Americans to gain equal representation with the whites. The film also indicates how future race relations in the United States will be. Evidently, the film shows that, in the future, racial discrimination in the United States will come to an end. This comes out clearly when there are changes in the relationship between Bill and Virgil (Wojcik 173).
In the film “the graduate”, there is a depiction of aspects of American culture that relate to progressive politics during the 1960s. The movie not only depicts a love story, but also the political issues that took centre in the American culture, especially during the 1960s. In the film, aspects of American culture such as separation and distance are common. Some of the psychological aspects that the movie depicts include perception, as well as dissonances, which relate to the issue of perception. Some of the characters in the film attempt to create some form of separation with the outside world. For example, Ben strives to bridge the gaps that result from the separation that emanates