I was about to face my greatest challenge in my new life. How to fit in with people in middle school. Arriving in America was already hard to adjust, what more can it be with my school life. It was in August when my school started. I was already nervous, and I haven’t even step foot from this mysterious school that I’m about to spend 2 years of my life.
The film is set in the year 1959 in a Vermont boarding school named Welton Academy. This academy is a very strict all boys school that demands the most out of every student so that they are completely ready for university. The term that this takes place in welcomes a new English teacher, Mr. John Keating who attended Welton himself, and follows the transfer student Todd Anderson whose brother was one of Welton’s finest students. Todd’s roommate is Neil Perry, who comes from a middle-class family that made multiple sacrifices to put him into Welton. Neil’s father is extremely strict with his son and dictates his schooling and extracurricular activities. Friends of Neil, and later Todd, include Charlie Dalton the rambunctious one, Knox Overstreet the romantic, the very smart ones Steven Meeks and Richard Cameron, and Gerald Pitts. The movie follows the seven friends through the school term starting with how strict and very stressful the courses and teachers are then showing the drastic difference of Mr. Keating. The movie remains on the lives of the boys, mainly focusing on Keating’s class and how he wishes for his students to become free thinkers which leads to many different issues with the friends.
In Brooklyn the year of 1968. Three sisters, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are living with Big Ma and Pa. Then one day they are told they are flying to Oakland to visit someone who had left them for several years, their mother, Cecile. They fly hours to see their mother and do not expect what they expected to see for many reasons and truly have one crazy summer. They begin doing things they never thought they would and are making changes not only for the country, but for themselves as well. They join a summer program after Cecile doesn’t cook breakfast for them and then the changes begin.
It feels like it was just graduation. The summer of 1937 has come to an end and as I board the Inter Urban Railroad that will carry me to school I realize that I’m about to set out on a whole new journey.
“Jacob’s a bit funny about you and all. He’s got his own demons in a way, but you’re a friend, John, and we’re probably going to be in the same university taking the same