Dead Poets Society Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

N.H. Kleinbaum
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Chapters 1-4

• The opening ceremonies for the new school year are held in the stone chapel on the Welton Academy campus.

• Three hundred boys and some parents observe as a procession is lead to the front of the chapel by a an old man in a flowing robe and carrying a candle followed by four students carrying banners.

• The banners have the words: Honor, Discipline, Excellence, and Tradition.

• Bagpipe music plays.

• Gale Nolan, the headmaster welcomes everyone and explains that the candle the old man carries is the “light of knowledge.”

• The year is 1959, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the school.

• The banners and the words upon them represent the four pillars of the school.

• Four older students stand and explain what each of these pillars mean.

• The new English teacher, John Keating, is introduced.

• A graduate of Welton, he just came from a teaching position...

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