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I just finished the "Graduate," and it got me thinking about what it means to be someone of youth. Rebelling and such. And also the amount of passion and energy one may have to fulfill their ambitions is extraordinary.
What do you think the Graduate has to say about youth?
"The problem with youth is that it is wasted on the young."
Coming-of-age novels are about the struggle to liberate oneself and to become "authentic." To youth, with their boundless energy and passion, this struggle is terribly important, and rightly so, too. Each protagonist demonstrates both common and individual stories of these attempts, some of which end in tragedy and some of which end in individual victory.