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Dead Poets Movie Summary Essay

752 words - 4 pages

Dead Poets Society

The movie has been directed by Peter Weir. The main characters of the movie are John Keating (Robin Williams), Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles), Charlie Dalton (Gale Hansen), Richard Cameron (Dylan Kussman), Steven Meeks (Allelon Ruggiero), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and Gerard Pitts (James Waterston). These are the senior students at the academy, and Mr. Keating is their new English teacher.

In the movie many ideas has been explored, like tradition, honor, discipline and excellence, through the students at Welton boys academy in 1950s. The story is about a group of students and it is centered around Mr. Keating, who’s an exciting ...view middle of the document...

This is unacceptable at the school, which discourages the students to be themselves. In fact they should be in their rooms and studying ordered substance that their teachers instruct. Neil write a fake letter on behalf of his father to get the role at the play. He doesn’t want to miss this chance because his playing the main character. And if he tell his father about it, he will send Neil to another school and will disapprove. So Neil goes to Keating for advice, and Keating tell him to go to his father and make him understand how he feels. But Neil doesn’t has the courage to talk to his father the same way as he did to Keating. He proceeds the play “Midsummer nights dream” at the theater. At the end of the play his dad fins out and claims him to quit the play. His father takes him home and narrate him, to send him to a military school. There he will be prepared to study medicine in Harvard University. After a quit talk his father goes to bed. Unable to achieve what awaits him in future and make his father understand his feelings, Neil commits suicide. The...

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