Cady’s behavior upon arrival in the US is enough evidence of how the black-originated individuals are forced to impose their presence in the purportedly civilized white man’s land, and this is the major cause of corruption on mannerism and morals (Brooks, 2012). The undermine of African culture and way of life makes Cady ditch her personality for what she believes is approved by the new civilized society, and she confesses self-denial in order to impress the new peers she wishes to adopt.
The dissections made by the play give a perfect reflection of the modern society of young people, especially on the aspect of moral corruption and the influence of parents in shaping the respective upbringing of their children. The occurrences in the movie puts a lot of questions on the roles played by parents in the modern society, in the midst of intercultural settings and diversity. Apparently, young people have been let to embrace what they consider befitting and relevant behavioral changes in order to suit a particular group of individuals, who are in this case regarded modernized or civilized (Brooks, 2012). Despite the apparent fading off of mannerism and morality, there is hope for a future glimpse of the same from the indications given in the movie. The role played by Aaron gives hope of value for mannerism and good morals for both the modern and future generations.
The movie exposes numerous failures of the societal institutions in performing towards what the general society has always thought they would. For a long time, schools have been regarded as important institutions where young boys and girls are manufactured into responsible men and women (Vena and Kash, 2009). However, this fails to be reflected in the modern settings, as portrayed in the movie. Even at the center-stage of moral deterioration and sexual promiscuity, little can be done by school administrations to help salvage