Movie: Dead Poet’s Society

In the film, Dead Poet’s Society, a small clique of seventeen year old boys, attending an elite private high school, called Welton, lear to break free of the restricting rules set by their parents and disregard the confining walls of the institution, under the tutelage of their English professor, Mr. Keeting. One of the rebellious boys, Neil Perry, wants to fulfill his dreams and become an actor, despite the regulations of his school. His father’s demanding ways made it impossible for him to do what he desired because he was intent on his son being exposed to every opportunity in life, a life he was deprived of as a youth. Through the initiation of the Dead Poet’s Society club, Neil is ...

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men under the laws of ethics and morality, standards created by the school, centered around discipline and conformity, opposed to creativity and initiative. Mr. Keeting, a new teacher from the Chester School in London, not only introduced his students to a European method of teaching, but cultured them with independent thought and originality. He lead his students into the battle field of life, upon the unbalanced sea of struggles and triumphs, he is appropriately referred to as “Oh Captain, my Captain.” Neil, the instigator of the group, seemed to be the one that was most enthusiastic about Mr. Keeting’s teaching. Mr. Keeting taught the boys to look at things in a unique light and Neil learned to walk in a different way. Neil discovers the true meaning of “sucking the marrow out of life,” from the teachings of his captain, to get all of what you can out of anything. He begins to understand that nothing is given in life, he must take what he wants. It is impossible to ...

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