Dead Poets Society - Chapters 8 - 9 Summary & Analysis

N.H. Kleinbaum
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The boys meet in the cave before soccer practice. Knox laments his unrequited love for Chris Noel. Neil leaves early to try out for the play. Charles declares himself the keeper of the cave; no one can enter without his permission. The boys have found a home away from home at Welton where they can be people they never dreamed of. Everyone is surprised that Keating is the soccer coach.

Knox reads his poem first. It’s obviously about Chris. Keating tells him it was a good effort. Keating tells the boys that poetry can be found in music or a photograph or anything that is moving. Poetry must enlighten, thrill and inspire. Keating calls on Todd who hangs his head. Keating tells the class that Todd doesn’t think anything inside of him is worthless. To loosen Todd up he makes him...

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