Dead Poets Society Setting

N.H. Kleinbaum
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Welton Academy

Welton Academy is the private school where the story takes place. It is located in a remote area in the Vermont hills. There are 300 boys enrolled in the school. It is an old traditional private school, established 100 years before. Dean Nolan is the administrator of the school and a strict adherent to school policy. The opening day ceremony takes place in the campus chapel. Mr. Keating, the young new English teacher, attended the school a few years before. There is a Junior Honors room where the boys meet sometimes and where photographs of former classes line the walls.

The Cave

The junior boys discover that Mr. Keating had organized a secret club called the Dead Poets Society when he was a student at Welton. The boys are excited about the prospect of a secret club and decide to revamp it. Mr. Keating told them that he held...

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