Dead Poets Society Notes Essay

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Dead Poets Society
Summary:
Dead Poets Society is a book, that is about a group of friends, that starts an old “club” up, “The Dead Poets Society”. They got to know about it, from their new English teacher, Mr. Keating, who also went to Welton Academy (the Boarding school, the boys are on).
The boys names are, Neil Perry (The “Leader”), Charlie Dalton, Knox Overstreet, Todd Anderson, Stephen Meeks and Richard Cameron.
The boys hold special meetings outside the school night, reading poems to each other. Todd Anderson doesn’t want to read poems, he doesn’t tell why, but you get the impression, that he is afraid of reading out loud.
Knox one night, has to go to dinner at one of his dads friends house, The Danburrys. He is expecting it
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Keating was your teacher, how would you describe him to your parents?
Answer: I think I would describe him as a nice man, and a teacher who understands poetry. A teacher who teaches differently, but in the good way. I would also make sure, I didn’t tell things I knew my parents would dislike, to be sure they liked him.
3. Find examples illustrating how “Carpe Diem” and the Dead Poets Society affect the lives and behavior of the boys.
Answer: The biggest example is probably, Neil and his acting, Then we got Knox, that reads his poem to Chris, Charlie, who demands girls to the school and Todd who gets more confident in himself.
4. Comment on Neil’s father’s reaction to Neil’s acting in “A midsummer Night’s Dream”
Answer: He is too controlling, and can’t see the good things in the play. And the opportunities it could give him, instead of a doctor.
5. Who do you think bears the responsibility for Neil’s death?
Answer: His father, he controlled him so much, and punished him for taking part in the play. Neil didn’t feel welcome, at his own fathers house!
6. Why do the boys stand up on their desk at the end of the novel/film?
Answer: To show Mr. Keating their respect, and show him, that they have learned from him.
7. Why is it significant that Todd is the one that starts this?
Answer: Because, he was the one student that was the most shy and quiet boy, he was the one, that didn’t dare to say something or do something. Mr. Keating taught him to be himself, and he

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