Society In Dead Poets Society

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Society is a group of individuals, characterized by a common interest whether it be religious, scientific, or political interests. Individuals are the building blocks of society. Individuals as human beings are social creatures who have a need to be in close quarters with other humans. Despite individuals being part of a society due to a common interest, they may experience issues regarding conflicting views that will affect their overall happiness thus affecting the efficiency at which society is functioning. For that reason, it is the duty of society to teach the individuals that reside in it to live their lives to the fullest, to think for themselves, as well as standing up for what they believe is right. One of the duties of society owes to individuals is to teach them how to live their lives to the fullest. In the film Dead Poet’s Society, Mr. Keating says, “ They’re (boys in old picture) not that different from you… you can hear them whispering their legacy… carpe diem. Seize the day boys, make your life extraordinary”(Weir). Before this point in the film, the boys in Mr. Keating’s class were never told to live their life to the fullest. They have always done what their parents wanted of them. They have never stood up against authority and taken their lives back. When Mr. Keating says this, he fulfills the societal duty of teaching individuals to live life to the fullest by telling them directly to do so. While the boys in Dead Poet’s Society were told directly
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