Keating should not have pressed Neil to confront his father. Throughout the play, the readers see Mr. Keating as a spirited individual,whose decisions are motivated largely by his emotions, and minimally, if at all, by his intellect. Mr. Keating is a very ideal and naive character as demonstrated by his somewhat immature approach to life: one should follow his/her heart, regardless of what society dictates. Additionally, Mr. Keating was often “simplifying complex issues”. Furthermore, As Glatthorn points out about Mr. Keating preaching mindless nonconformity: “There is no discussion of the need for some types of conformity in a society.
It was a cave where Neil and his friends would go at night to take turns saying their poem lines that they think is interesting. While they were in the cave, it gave them more freedom away from Welton Academy, it made Todd felt more comfortable and less shy. Through many of the scenes in the movie, it seems like the students really enjoy the way Mr. Keating is teaching them. In my opinion I think that’s why Mr. Keating is a great teacher, because it’s the way he teaches. His teaching is not boring, it seems that the environment is really energetic, he doesn’t put too much stress or pressure on the students.
Dead Poets’ Society Compared to the Romantic Period The movie the Dead Poets’ Society takes place in the Welton Academy, a school held in high regard for its output of ivy league college students. Here the rules are strict and if a student steps on or crosses a line they are expelled. This harsh ruling can be seen in the classrooms as well, each room is lined with boys sitting silently in their chairs, staring at babbling teachers. Then, there is one new exception to this picture, Mr. Keating. Keating seems to have set out to break the mold of the tradition Welton teacher.
Dead poet’s society was filmed through the eyes of transcendentalism using Emerson’s philosophy, as seen in walden. The film deals with a group of young men who attend a very strict boarding school and the english teacher who gives them a new perspective on everything, the damaging effects of conformity, beautiful sense of nature, and emphasis of simplicity and individuality are shown in many elements throughout Dead Poet’s Society and are ultimately highlighted by emerson and thoreau’s philosophies, making the overall concept of transcendentalism understood. It shows this philosophy very well through the death of Neil Perry, opening of students, and Mr. Keating as the voice of transcendentalism. Main character of the film Neil Perry, an overachieving, good natured young man who is unwillingly committed to become a doctor due to his very strict father. All his life Neil had been obedient to his father, until English teacher John Keating instilled some spirit in him and helped Neil pursue acting, an art Neil has always admired.
Keating's fault for his unorthodox method of teaching, and encouraging Neil to go against his father wishes. Others may argue it was the fault of Mr. Perry for controlling Neil, and directing him down a path that seemed to be influenced by Mr. Perry’s own failure to accomplish his plan of becoming a doctor. Regardless of the influence Mr. Keating had on Neil, it is my strong belief that Mr. Perry’s controlling, selfish, and intimidating ways trumped any of Mr. Keating's contribution to Neil’s discovery of his inner creativity and expression.of interests. Mr. Keating helped open Neil’s eyes to a whole different side of things which his father prevented him from seeing for his entire life. Why should Mr. Keating be at fault when he tried his very best in providing an educational experience that brought him success when he was in Neil’s age?
First, T.S. Eliot employs the poetic instrument of imagery in “The Hollow Men,” which performs the purpose of conjuring the sense of hopelessness to the audience to express the hopelessness of the world. The imagery presented paints a prospect of perishing and purification. In the lines through ten of the poem, T. S. Eliot declares, Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar
Haimon my son, so young, so young to die, I was the fool, not you; and you died for me.” Creon implores that he has been blinded by his pride and that he didn’t see that Haemon’s ultimatum and love for Antigone would be the reason why Haemon would kill himself. Creon’s decisions have lead him to lose his son and his wife, which is where his downfall begins. Creon becomes the tragic hero because he has endured pain from the deaths of his family. By not listening to Teiresias or anyone, but only to himself because he believes what he is doing is right, the death of his loved ones were
Todd Anderson is a new comer to Welton; he is painfully shy and terrified that what he might say may be insignificant and meaningless. Todd is constantly told that he has ‘big shoes to gill’ being the younger brother of a former valedictorian. Neil Perry on the other hand, is bright and ambitious but has a very controlling father. When new English teacher comes, he brings with him a passion for teaching romanticism which opens a never-seen-before world to his students. He starts with his teachings with a lecture on their imminent deaths, explaining to the students that their lives are fleeing so they should seize the day to make their lives count, to leave a legacy of ‘carpe diem’.
Mr. Keating is viewed as rowdy and rebellious to the conservative structure the preparatory usually implements. Neil’s parents are viewed as dominating Neil’s life. Neil parents are overbearing about what Neil needs to do and who he needs to become. Todd thinks his parents favor his brother. They are always comparing him to his brother that previously graduated.