Alan Bennett History Boys Analysis

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What is college for?
What’s college for? This question has been daunting on every college or college hopeful students mind at least once. Back in the day it was a lot simpler for a student to answer that question, but now not so much. Students back in the 70s and 60s went to college to obtain the American dream, however now that is not the case. In today’s society, there is one major flaw with the students and that is rise of the excellent sheep.
An excellent sheep is a student who is just trying to fill up their credential so they can look more appealing during admission process. After getting in to college they tend to only focus on major they believe would be profitable to them in the long run. Excellent sheep supports a world where money is more valued than passion, where success is valued over freedom, and where grades are valued over character. This directly opposes the reason why William …show more content…

An empathic is a individual who has the ability to understand another feelings. This is illustrated in the play, History Boys, by Alan Bennett. In the play Hector one of the teachers stated, “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours." (Bennet 56) This statement by Hector epitomizes Deresiewicz beliefs because this is the pinnacle example of what it means to have empathy, It is to understand others regardless if you know them for years or they are just dead strangers. This is what Deresiewicz is necessary for young college students because college students most obtain not only the tactile and mental skills, but also the emotional and personal skill in order for them to be successful in the job field, nut also to be successful at

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