Reflection Paper On Dead Poets Society

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Life is full of many good moments, but also many lessons that should be learnt whether it be by someone telling you or by you figuring things out for yourself. Professor Keating, in the film Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir, said many inspirational words which have shown how in order to get the best out of life, it’s yourself who has to be the one to accomplish your goals and not to go with the crowd, but to follow what you believe in no matter how hard it is to get there. When Professor Keating became the new English teacher for a strict boys boarding school which promotes realism, the class gets a shock when he comes in with his big ideas and new ways of teaching. Every lesson he teaches gives his class a new outlook on life and helps the students to ‘Carpe Diem’ (seize the day) which was what he wanted them to do every single day; that is, “make [their] lives extraordinary." This concept of seizing the day made me reflect about how life is so short and you do have to seize each day so that you can make the most out of opportunities as they arise. This film made me question the way I go about living my day-to-day life. It showed me that when I feel like a challenge is too big I either just give up or find someone to help me through it without really thinking for myself. This is the wrong attitude to have and not the way I should go about things. Professor Keating taught his students a simple message by simply standing on top of a desk. He stated, “I stand
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