The Importance Of Voice In Dead Poet Society

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Making your voice heard is a benefit in becoming a stronger writer and speaker, but it is a very difficult task to accomplish if you do not stand for what you believe. In Part 3 of How to Become a Straight A Student by Cal Newport, his overall theme was to focus on the thinking process to your writing and to gain any new skills or strategies to make your writing an A paper. In the film “Dead Poet Society” Mr. Keating taught his students how to become individuals and freethinkers in order to express your own voice in writing or speaking. The quote was taken from the film “Dead Poet Society” in order to show us to always see our writing in a different pair of eyes. In consideration of these three tools all had a common purpose of how to become …show more content…
In the movie, a particular teenage student whose name was Neil Perry was having troubles with his father and how they both had very different perspectives on how Neil’s life would be. Neil had one special interest which was performing and his father did not approve. Neil’s fear was using his words in order to express what he really felt, he never found his voice which brought him to the extreme to end his life. Neil’s suicide shows the importance of finding your own voice and standing for what you believe in order to be a free thinker. In the film, “Dead Poet Society” Mr. Keating taught his english class how to express themselves in writing but his main focus was on poetry. Mr. Keating used a strategy which was to make all of his english class students write their own poem about their personality. This would help them see and express who they truly were in the inside by doing so they will be more free about their views and opinions. It would also help getting their lifes in control by doing what they truly wanted to do no matter what stood in their …show more content…
The Teacher, Mr. Keating wants to show the students to think outside the box by telling them to not only think about the authors view but theirs as well. He is trying to emphasize the importance of different perspectives, importantly their own perspective while keeping the audience perspective in mind. Do not think you are always finished, there will always be more room for improvement. When you start knowing different perspectives, your writing abilities will expand by knowing different audiences. Knowing different audience will soon help you expand in your writing abilities. There is different perspectives to take in mind when it comes to writing: readers, authors, and your own. When Mr. Keating said “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things a different way” he meant these three different perspectives in writing. The reader 's perspective is the overall imagery which the audience has in mind, and is always continuously going. The authors view is how he phrases his words in a particular way to let the audience know what is going on, may have multiple views, he never makes himself clear which leads to the readers trying to find the theme. But the view he is trying to make clear which is the most important is “what you think”. It

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