Then, he proceeded to create his unfortunate “death” scene. He beat down the door to the cabin and spread pig 's blood everywhere to make the cabin look like a murder scene. He also carefully laid some of his hair on the now bloody ax to make it appear as if he has been killed. Huck finally cut open a sack of flour and made an artificial trail to make it seem like the killer left through a lake that does not connect to the river Then he entered his canoe and rode out on the river in the pitch black night. Where it could of went wrong was that Pap returned early from town sober and could have seen him.
Throughout the movie, Neil went to a cave away from people. Furthermore, Neil’s friends joined him to have fun with the Dead Poets Society, a group Neil recreated after hearing that his professor, Mr. Keating, had been involved in when he was a student at Welton. Overall, Neil Perry was a great example of transcendentalism throughout the entire movie. One transcendental quality Neil possessed was his love for the beauty of words. Neil Perry was a good student; he wanted to do what was best for him and not what his mom and dad wanted.
In the shot where Neil removes his clothes, the foreground clearly shows his crown and school jacket placed on the chair side by side. The crown is associated with acting, which to Neil represents defiance of authority and the unrelenting pursuit of passion. The jacket, on the other hand, represents conformity with the group of boys because it refers to the scene where all the boys left school together to go to the cave. In addition, Peter Weir’s decision of having the suicide take place in the father’s working room, which is the epitome of traditionalism, further emphasizes the incongruence between
In Dead Poets’ Society there is a group of young men in Mr. Keating’s class who show the traits of transcendentalism under the guide of Mr. Keating. Throughout the movie the boys and Mr. Keating grow closer, and he starts to guid and show the kids how they can live their lives and to follow what their heart desires. Later in the story Neil Perry is the lead for a play even though his father specifically told him not to do it, but Neil listened to Mr. Keating and did the play. When Neil 's father saw him in the play he told him that he was gonna send Neil to military school and take him out of Welton Academy, later that night Neil took his father 's gun and shot himself. The school did a investigation on the death and in the end they said it was Mr. Keatings fault that it happened and
Throughout life when one is experiencing adversity, it is natural for them to seek the help of others, but when all advice seems to be exhausted, as someone is in your way, it can be difficult for one to understand that there are more support options elsewhere. It is this concept of adversity always getting in one’s way, and not knowing where to turn, that resulted in the death of Neil Perry, from the film, “Dead Poets Society,” directed by Peter Weir. Neil’s death by suicide may have been caused by several different reasons, and several different people within his life. Who could be at fault, indirectly? The enrollment of Neil into one of America’s best private boarding schools, Welton Academy was indeed promising for Mr. Perry to show his
After the, play Neil starts to tangle himself in a web of deception by not informing his father of his true passion, lying to Mr Keating When his father finds out and demands he quit the play. Feeling trapped and wronged, Neil decides to see his fate, by taking his own
In Dead Poets Society there are two major conflicts. The first conflict that is brought to attention is when Neil 's father tells Neil to drop his electives for acting towards the beginning of the movie. The conflict did become noticeable until Neil and his classmates learned the meaning of carpe diem. Mr. Keating taught his class the meaning of carpe diem by the glass windows when he was showing his classmates pictures of the previous classes. Mr. Keating even incorporated the first few lines of “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time”.
Another factor which impacts the theme and meaning is sound. Non-diegetic sound cannot be heard by the characters but is designed for audience reaction only. An example might be ominous music for foreshadowing. Diegetic sound is sound that could logically be heard by the characters in the film. These play a role in a relationship with visual elements as fights scenes would play faster, harsher background music in sync with the actions being shown, and emotional, intimate scenes would play soft, classical or delicate background music to bring out the emotions in the actors and the audience.