Essay on Film Review of Dead Poets Society

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Film Review of Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration.

John Keating is a new English teacher with a passion for poetry. When he returns to his own strict childhood school to teach, his unconventional methods quickly prove to be inspirational to a group of students. He inspires them to pursue their desires and live life to the fullest.

The students re-institute a secret society that Keating
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However, later in the film, Todd's confidence was boosted by both Mr Keating and Neil. In one final scene, displaying the beauty of a balance between the two ideals, Todd is able to cry out to Mr. Keating, who stopped by the class to collect his belongings, "O Captain, my Captain!" Todd, who previously had no identity, contributed his verse to mankind, climbing to the top of his desk to salute his fallen teacher, who changed his life.

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The story is predominantly viewed through the eyes of Todd Anderson, a newcomer to Welton, and his roommate Neil Perry. The two boys are very different from each other. While Todd is particularly cautious and unsure about his future, Neil, on the other hand, is ambitious and full of passion. Both of them are strained by their family values. This is very important as the influence of Mr Keating and the Dead Poets Society can be clearly shown through them.

The film uses contrast to compare Mr Keating's teaching and the other teachers. It has a run through the Latin class, chemistry class and trigonometry class. Which immediately creates the strict atmosphere. When the camera focused on the new English class, there was a dramatic change in atmosphere - to one more relaxed. When Mr Keating enters

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