Dead Poets Society Reflection

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Many of the boys changed quite a bit throughout the movie. The boys that change do so because of the impact that their English teacher, Mr. Keating, and the Dead Poets Society have on them. Keating and the Dead Poets Society teach them about becoming their own person, expressing themselves, and seizing the day. Some of the boys take these lessons to heart, but others refuse to accept them.
Todd Anderson came to Welton as a shy, awkward teenage boy who didn’t have much to say. He never spoke up in class, and he was more of a follower than anything else. His brother had also gone to Welton, and therefore he had expectations put upon him by his parents. When he joined the Dead Poets Society, he listened to the others read, but he never read out
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Keating’s lessons. Mr. Keating said, “Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go,’that 's baaaaad.’ Robert Frost said, ‘Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.’ " He was also the one who convinced Neil to stand up to his father about acting. Through Keating, Neil realized that he needed to stand up to his father if he was ever going to be truly happy. (But his father was dick, so he ended up miserable …show more content…
One big change is that he decides to start having the boys call him Nuwanda. He is a very outgoing, confident guy, who doesn’t take anything seriously. In the middle of the movie, Charlie is shown to have a romantic streak, as he writes romantic poems and brings girls to a Dead Poets Society meeting. Towards the end of the movie, he stands up for Mr. Keating, and he gets expelled for it. He could have followed Cameron’s lead (Cameron. That little bastard.), but instead he stood up for his friends and his teacher. In the beginning of the film, he wouldn’t have done that.
Charlie changed because of Mr. Keating, and also because of his friends. Mr. Keating taught him to take things more seriously, and his friends gave him a bond that he didn’t have before. He realized that his friends and his teacher were more important than his academic career, although he didn’t care much for his academic career to begin with. Mr. Keating helped him to look at things from a different perspective, instead of always looking at them the same way. Mr. Keating taught him to find his own voice, which is why he started writing

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