N.H. Kleinbaum Writing Styles in Dead Poets Society

N.H. Kleinbaum
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Point of View

“Dead Poets Society” by N. H. Kleinbaum is a work of fiction and is written in the third person from the perspective of the main characters, the boys of the junior English class. There is the use of some limited omniscience in the telling of the which allows the reader to learn the private thoughts, intentions and motivations of key characters. It is “limited” because the minor players are not included in these in-depth revelations.

One main character in “Dead Poets Society” whose inner thoughts and emotions are not included in this omniscience is John Keating who is the new English teacher at Welton Academy. By not giving the reader access to Keating’s thoughts and intentions, the character maintains a mystique which mimics an element in the story. The boys are curious about Keating and intrigued by his unusual approach to teaching and his...

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