Analysis Of ' The Next Scene ' Essay

1019 Words Apr 16th, 2016 5 Pages
In the next scene, the director uses creative structure of setting and symbolism to highlight the main messages/ideas of Carpe Diem and individuality. Throughout this scene, the director introduces the main teacher, Mr Keating, Peter Weir (the director) also develops the main characters more, for the audience to understand them. The film-maker has also chosen to show the ways the students show their individuality. The director has also compared the traditional methods of teaching to Mr Keating 's interesting methods, the audience can clearly understand that the students enjoy Mr Keating 's lessons more, as he teaches reality and useful concepts which can be used in daily life, such as Carpe Diem (Carpe Diem means to seize the day) and individuality, these concepts contradict with the academy, as they want children to conform and be traditional. For example, after the assembly in the Church, the students find their dorms: (Charlie) "Rumour has it you did summer school." (Neil) "Yep. Chemistry. My father thought I should get ahead. How was your summer Slick? (Charlie) "Keen... Meeks. Door. Closed." (Meeks) "Yes sir." {Charlie lights a cigarette} (Neil) "Gentlemen, what are the four pillars?" (Boys) "Travesty. Horror. Decadence. Excrement." This example shows that the students could be the slightest of themselves behind closed doors, away from their parents and teachers. The boys also mocked the four pillars of the school, this mockery shows that the students dislike the…

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