It was a passionless affair of which Benjamin says they might as well have been shaking hands. It was an attempt to have power over one corner of her life, a power she wielded over Benjamin, and in order to maintain that power, she naturally could not allow Benjamin to date her daughter.
Why did Mrs. Robinson sleep with Benjamin?
Robinson is the original cougar, so to speak. She seduces Benjamin simply because she is tired of her marriage and wants a fun sexual encounter.
What Mrs. Robinson said her major was in college?
Mike Nichols said what convinced him that he wanted to make the film was one moment in the book, when Ben and Mrs. Robinson are trying to have a conversation, and she is reluctant to discuss art. We find out shortly afterward that art was her major in college, where she met her husband and became pregnant.
Who said Mrs Robinson youre trying to seduce?
Benjamin Braddock Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, youre trying to seduce me. Arent you? – #63.
How much older was Anne Bancroft than Dustin Hoffman?
Anne Bancroft was only six years older than Dustin Hoffman when she played a woman twice his age.