Theme Of Forgiveness In Dead Poets Society

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“Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.” - Robin Sharma. In the movie Dead Poet Society by Peter Weir many must forgive what has happened and move on but it is difficult of the group of tenagers trying to find their unque voice. These teenage boys are in an elite private school with pressures to do well, and many of the boys, like Neil Perry, are pressured by their parents too. This pressure causes them to step out of line while finding themselves but not always getting forgiveness for this. One teacher inspires these boys to go seize the day or do what they wish to causing Neil to butt heads with his father but when Neil asks for forgiveness his father refuses to rise above. One lesson this unconventional teacher does, he asks the students to stand on their desks to see things from a different perspective. This particular lesson the teacher, Mr.Keating, symbolizes rising above and understanding what someone is feeling. Neil's father should have rose above, tried to understand what Neil was going through, and also tried to see what happened to Neil through Mr. Keating's perspective. …show more content…
Keating's point of view. I feel that if Mr. Perry did any of these things especially forgiving Neil or trying to see his point of view than the movie could have drastically changed. This shows that you must seize the day or make good decisions every chance you get because your life could change drastically any second. Life did change drastically for Mr. Perry when his son killed himself and maybe if Mr. Perry had made a good decision every chance he got the outcome of this movie could have been very different. Dr. Maya Angelou once said “Still, like air, I rise [above].” If Mr. Perry had risen above he would have become a better person and in the process might have saved his son’s

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