Dead Poets Society Analysis

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The Dead Poets Society was made in 1989 and was directed by Peter Weir. It has taken place in Vermont during 1959 at a very strict and traditional boarding school called Welton, or “Hell-ton” Academy. This school is a prestigious place for white young men. The film was a major hit receiving critical acclaim and popularity in the box office. This movie is so wonderful because John Keating, played by Robin Williams, portrays a very nontraditional teacher that makes his students share in his love of poetry. Mr. Keating is a man who is true to himself and teaches his students this. Mr. Keating tried to take the boys away from the traditional classroom setting and sings and jokes with them. On the other hand, one of the teachers in the school Mr. McAllister is the stereotypical traditional teacher. He wants the boys to sit in rows, listen to whatever a teacher says, and not to listen to their inner selves. Mr. McAllister tells Mr. Keating during the beginning of the movie he is “taking a risk by telling the boys they can be artists”. During the second class Mr. Keating asks them to do something they have never done before, rip out a huge portion in their textbooks The boys discuss how “weird, yet different” he is. He disagrees with the math terms being used to describe the art of poetry. The boys are shocked and all of them stutter then feel empowered by the freedom they are given. He lets the boys stand on his desks to let them see the world from a different view,

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