Dead poet society BY Thunderstorm Dead poets society 1) Describe the setting(tile and place) In detail. Walton academy, 1959 all boys’ dormitory or preparatory school. This Is the school where the boys prepare before going to college. 2) Discuss the meaning of how John Keating introduces himself to the class. Mr.. Keating was very different, unconventional, interesting to listen to as a teacher and very inspiring. For instance, he asks his students to rip the introduction out of a poetry book, telling the students that they must learn to think for themselves.
He wows them pictures of former Walton Students (now deceased); He makes the students realize that they are “food for worms” 3) What Latin phrase captures part of the theme of this movie? Carper diem- seize the day – How does this phrase change each of the characters? The boys become more alert to what going on around them. They don’t want to miss any opportunity that comes their way!! Their attitude changes because they start to reflect on what they want to do with their future.
They also start to question their parents’ decisions which start to cause friction In the school.
Neil auditions for a play( he gets the main role) Despite the fact that his father told him not to he does it anyways because it has always been his dream to be an actor. 4) What is the meaning of YAP? Barbaric- loud cry – who is most affected by it? Todd is the one who is most affected because he was afraid of what people thought of him, and too afraid to speak in front of a crowd.
But when the Mr.. Keating asks him to describe the painting In the class and he covers his eyes and makes him think about the painting he starts speaking up. Also at the end of the movie where Mr..
Keating Is about to leave the school Todd finally speaks up and says Oh Captain. My captain. – Mr.. Keating has this amazing ability of seeing trough his students, especially Todd. 5) This movie shows the battle between conformity and individuality. Discuss this for the main characters, as well as for John Keating. Conformity The boys from the Dead Poets Society were used to being told what to do in order to please their parents and most figures of authority. They would conform to most rules to avoid also getting the strap or other violent forms of discipline. Individuality
Some students start to make a stand for what they believe in!! They want a say in what happens in their future. Some of them want to be part of the planning and the final decisions for their studies. 6) What is the dead poets’ society? It’s a group of people who get together to read and discuss poetry. – what does It represent? It represents freedom and Individuality 7) Here are several key phrases from the movie. Discuss their meaning. We are – What he means is that we are mortal and that all of us will die someday. 0 The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.
Anyone can contribute to society. O Only in their dreams can men be truly free. T’ was always thus and always thus shall be. – Goals and dreams give you something to strive for. O I want you to find your own way to walk. Be yourself, make your own decisions, and make the best out of your life. O Sucking the marrow out of life does not mean choking on the bone. Even if you live your life to the fullest, it doesn’t mean you should behave irresponsibly or going overboard. ( there is a limit) o Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. It means the same as seize the day.
To catch the opportunities you get, and take advantage of your opportunities. O Make your lives extraordinary. Live each day to the fullest. Don’t be ordinary, make your lives different from others. O O captain. My captain. Referred too poem by Walt Whitman. ( He describes Abraham Lincoln) o This movie does not answer any questions. It provides choices. Comment on this. Your life is what you make of it. Carper diem says it all. Catch your opportunities and live your life to the fullest. Be an individual and listen to yourself and be yourself.
Don’t let others tell you how to life your life. Extra Walton Academy ethos of “tradition, honor, discipline, and excellence not only discourages but makes it a crime for a student to exercise a critical political consciousness. The boys were not taught to think for themselves, but simply to obey and Mr.. Keating wanted to change that with the saying ” Carper diem” 2) The teacher adopts a totally different style of teaching that what the students are expecting. He takes them by surprise and immediately catches their attention.
He uses it an ice rake and also uses humor and sex related humor to ease the tension and get through to them. He points out that he is one of them (a former student) so as to equate himself with them and close the gap that usually exists in such situations. He uses the glorious past of the school to motivate them; he compares them with that great past and at the same time challenges them to become part of the great history of the school. More importantly, he gives them a clear directive vision, by using a Latin slogan (seize the day) that seems to work immediately.