Reaction Paper – Dead Poets Society
Poetry becomes an open highway, an outlet available for expression. It allows the realization of the ability to verbalize what we think, what we know, what we feel, and what we long for opening our eyes to see who we are and not just who we should be or who we are told to be.
In this movie you are introduced to a group of boys whose priorities basically just circles around studying. Tradition, Honor, Discipline and Excellence, is the ground pillars of the private school Welton Academy, were the boys go to school. Only the finest and cleverest boys are qualified to attend this school. One day a new teacher is hired. He brings new methods into his classes. The boys are now getting a whole new life perspective, and they get a lot more confident in themselves. They are inspired by Mr. Keating and he teaches these teenage-boys, that there is more between heaven and earth than studying and becoming rich. For one boy, the meeting with Keating means that he starts acting, but when his father finds out, his dream falls into pieces.
The new teacher Mr. Keating sets whole new standards in his classes. He teaches the boys how to express their deepest thoughts and feelings trough poetry. Neil is one of first boys to pick up on Keating’s untraditionally methods. Neil is finally has some dreams and wishes of his own, and it’s not only his father’s high expectations that counts for him anymore.
Mr. Keating’s new way of thinking makes these boys able to dream bigger and broader than just about education and money. Neil, Todd, Charlie, Cameron and Knox are some of the boys.
In the movie, Mr. Keating encouraged students to see things in a different perspective, as the poets viewed life from their own so he wanted them to dare to have their own perception of life. The boys were taught to think freely for themselves. To live life seeing what is pure, good and true, knowing that it is cut there yet within their grasp, if only they would...
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