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Can one man start a revolution from a simple school room? Peter Weir believed so when he directed the movie Dead Poets society.
The movie stars a young English teacher John Keating robin Williams as he teaches a group of young men at his alma mater, a prestigious male prep school called Welton Academy in Keating encourages the boys to live their own lives through by implanting one phrase in their minds: Carpe Diem seize the day.
As the boys search for their true purpose, they discover that Keating had been a member of what was called the Dead Poets Society. This club was no longer in existence at Welton. Keating explains that it was a club where the young men would gather to recite and artistically create poetry without ridicule.
The society had been discontinued due to its unorthodox encouragement of the abstract mind. They decide to form the new Dead Poets Society. The group members routinely travel to a cave located off of school property to hold their meetings.
The purpose of the group becomes more than just a society, as it turns into a brotherhood. Laughing by camp fire, the boys enjoy themselves over reading poetry and sharing their thoughts.
Keating helps Todd with his fear of publicly sharing his thoughts by going through an exercise with him in front of the class. Another student, Knox, meets and falls in love with a girl named Chris. The dilemma is that he knows his father Kurtwood Smith will not approve.
Without his father knowing, Neil auditions for the star role in the Henley Hall drama. His father finds out and forces Neil to withdraw from the play.
Neil, torn between making his decision, asks Keating for advice and Keating tells him to talk to his father and to let him know how he truly feels about acting. He tells Neil that he will be enrolled into military school to eliminate distraction that can hinder him in getting into Harvard.
Unable to deal with the future plans his father has for him and not being able to make his father understand how he feels, Neil commits suicide.
School officials immediately pinpoint Keating for encouraging Neil to pursue his passion for acting and they are upset that Keating has been supporting the Dead Poets Society. As a result, Keating is fired. While gathering his personal belongings during an English class taught by the headmaster Gale Nolan Norman LloydTodd stands up in support of Mr.
Keating takes his whole class outside and asks three young men to walk in a circle. They all start with distinct walks but eventually begin to march in formation. The other boys begin to clap. Neil showed this through his relationship with his father.
He learned to keep everything bottled inside and listen to whatever orders or plans his father had given him. This led to his suicide. Neil, like the other boys, was also influenced by the roles, or norms that explain how a person in that scenario should act, set before him and fell victim to role playing.The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum.
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Not only is the movie a dramatic, inspiring tale of one young teacher’s life as well as his student’s lives but also a movie that exemplifies many psychological issues. Search and browse our historical collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics, and much more.