Things Fall Apart And Peter Weir 's Dead Poets Society Essay

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In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Peter Weir’s Dead Poets Society each work of literature display conflicts where fathers are controlling and predetermining their son’s future, which leads to a poor father-son relationship in each story. Okonkwo and Tom Perry have their own visions of Nwoye and Neil’s future. Okonkwo and Tom become too carried away from living vigorously through their son’s life, therefore it forces them to make decisions for their sons. The fathers and sons have different views on what they want, and what they value in life. Similarly, in each story each son responds to his father in a negative way to show their fathers what they are doing in their lives. Both relationships suffer in the end from the fathers controlling their sons’ lives. Tom Perry and Okonkwo both want the best life for their sons. Tom Perry wants Neil to focus on school and nothing else. He has high expectations of Neil and wants him to go to medical school to become a doctor. Tom Perry wants Neil to have a successful career and future. At the beginning of the movie Tom tells Neil to go to summer school to get ahead in chemistry. Summer school is mostly used for students to catch up in school, but Tom wants his son to get ahead. Tom also wants Neil to drop all extracurricular activities such as the school news article. He tells Neil that he should not take any extracurricular activities and he should take actual classes, even though he is taking all the classes he should be.…

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