Dead Poets Society Essay | Essay

N.H. Kleinbaum
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Dead Poet's Society Challenges Traditions

Summary: Critiques the film Dead Poet's Society. Describes how the film demonstrates the downside of conforming to traditions and the upside of changing the rules and living life to the fullest.
The film, Dead Poet's Society, is set in 1959 Vermont at Welton Academy, a well respected preparatory school for boys whose parents intend them to get the best education possible in order to get into the best universities. Unfortunately, Welton was a very stuffy institution full of tradition and professors who expected all students to conform to the norms. The students called Welton, "Hellton." Fortunately for a few of the boys, there was a new professor who taught English, named Mr. Keating. Mr. Keating's philosophy of life was to seize the day, or carpe diem, which he repeated often to the boys. His students thought he was eerie and did a little research into his past. Mr. Keating was a past student of Welton and a member of the Dead Poet's Society which the boys learned was a secret club no longer in existence. With a little encouragement from...

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