scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 545
The film Guess Whos Coming to Dinner written by Stanely Kramer reflects societys prejudices of the 1960s time period This comedy explores the subject of interracial marriage and the impact it has upon the parents of the bride and groom This film definitely confirms the concepts of the 1960s yet provides a new perspective on mixed marriages for years to come The movie interprets the time period well especially enlightening the ignorance and tension between African Americans and Caucasians This movie tells of a dinner party given by a brides parents to meet her fianc and his parents The comfortable middle class white parents of the bride are shocked when they find out that the groom is black The grooms parents are also in alarmed to find out that the parents of the bride are white Surprisingly the mothers seem to be more accepting of the proposed marriage than the fathers who are very skeptical and hold onto old traditions The 1960s were a period of increased government intervention and reforms as seen by the shocking message of the story After the film the number of interracial marriages in the US increased dramatically since the 1960s both in numbers and in the percentage of total marriages To 51718 interracial marriages in 1990 compared to 40491 in 1960 The results clearly show the changing mindset of the nation from prejudice to open-mindedness Although the 1960s was a time of great change the hearts of many Americans were still unaccustomed to new ideals The idea of interracial marriage was very new for the time The progression of the nation becomes evident with the creation of NAACP in 1909 struggling for civil rights for blacks
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA