Essay about A Midsummer Night 's Dream By Neil Perry And Todd Anderson

994 Words Dec 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Seizing the day can be quite troublesome but it has been a great motivation for people. For instance, many people believe we should seize the day because life is short and we will not get another opportunity to do the things we want ever again. In the film, Dead Poets Society, Neil Perry and Todd Anderson were both able to seize the day. Neil seizes the day by acting in the play, "A Midsummer Night 's Dream", playing as the character Puck and he did so well that everyone applauded, making him feel that his dream of being an actor can come true. However, Todd happened to seize the day in more than one way. He found his own potential and most importantly his own identity. Nonetheless, to find happiness, one must live the present like it was his or her own. Likewise, we should seize the day in our own ways and not what others expect because it will help us succeed in life.
The boys attending Welton Academy had families with rich backgrounds and importance. Most of the boys were meant to follow their father’s footsteps. Ironically, Neil does not have to follow his father’s footsteps because his father did not have opportunities like what Neil has now. However, Neil cannot make his own decisions for his life. Neil wanted to do extracurricular activities and have his photo in the yearbook but his father forced him to quit on that stuff, even though he had straight A’s, making him to only focus on school. Neil was going to be the successor of his family by becoming a doctor.…

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