Keating’s unique teaching methods start to mold the boys’ minds in becoming individuals. The boys revive the Dead Poets Society club that Mr. Keating was originally a part of. Resurrecting Mr. Keating’s Dead Poets Society, the boys start sneaking out at night to a cave where they have their secret meetings. To discover himself, Neil finds auditions will be held in town for a play and decides he wants to audition. Neil’s roommate, Todd Anderson, attempts to persuade him not to go against his father’s wishes and anger him.
Not to mention, the courage to disregard others’ opinions and not let it have a bearing on someone. August had to constantly fight the stares and rude comments for the way he looks. His personality is not any less attractive, and people should not see him as less worthy because he is, in fact, a funny, considerate, and brilliant boy. Of course, it also packs a valuable message that kindness and love triumphs all; “always choose to be kind” because one’s words and actions can severely affect someone. He marches on despite getting upset by other comments.
The other men would always laugh and joke at the priest but Henry never did. Although it doesn’t make him instantly religious, it does seem that Henry keeps the thought of religion in the back of his head. This is just the beginning of Henry changing, and at this point, he has no clue he is even changing. Next he meets Catherine.
In a story a character can come be static(sometimes you have to wait till the end to make sure they are though). If they’re a static character they do not change or change just a bit. For example in the book Ironman Mr.S says “I told you because you asked. I’m not an activist-my seual prefences is only a part of who I am. ”(pg.152).
In church, religion is very important, and therefore any lighthearted comedy is frowned upon. In another occasion at school, Tom was late to class because he was talking to Huckleberry Finn. Being late to class is not condoned, but Tom's excuse for being tardy was shocking for others. Other students do not act that way because it does not comply with the idea of conformity and
Phil's constant struggle to please himself by teasing other people with certain techniques was unhealthy for his soul. Jesus said at the sermon that if you trust in God, your life will be made easy. Phil did not try to connect with anyone deeply in the beginning of the movie, and he never tried to connect with God; but if he attended the sermon on the mount he may have been able to realize sooner what he truly
His plays often depicted a very vivid image of gender roles in the time, explaining how women were treated and how, as a result, women acted. In one of his most successful plays, Hamlet, he portrays only two women in a very harsh light, mainly from the perspective of a man who hates women. The women of this play rarely think for themselves, and are constantly victimized by the mental
Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
When the fire goes out, it signifies the boys losing their link to civilization and represents when their savage behavior begins to take over. In chapter four, Jack and his hunter “ ‘let the fire go out’ ”, causing them to miss the fact that “there was a ship”
Shakespeare is often referred to as a man before his time, or even called a feminist. He revered amongst many audience members for his use of the woman in his plays. Others disagree, saying Ole Willy Shakes is a misogynist who hated women. Neither of the extremes is completely accurate, and neither have claims that could be taken very far. Shakespeare lives somewhere between being a feminist and being a misogynist, he uses female character radically; for his time at least.
In the article, Boys ' Perceptions of the Male Role: Understanding Gender Role Conflict in Adolescent Males by Randolph Watts and DiAnne Borders it said, “Many boys said that it was inappropriate to express emotions that they felt because that came across as not masculine or "unmanly.” Where do boys learn that it is unmanly to express their feelings? They learn it from older generations. Boys should not have to follow a certain image created by other people to be accepted. On page 118 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout compares Atticus to other fathers in Maycomb, “He did not do things our schoolmates fathers did; he never went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or drink or smoke.”