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Dead Poets Society

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  • Submitted: 17/10/2005
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AS and A Level Robert Frost

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Katie Goering

9 December 2004

9W

Ms. Werner

Dead Poets Society

Directed by Peter Weir

How do the quotations and poems demonstrate the main themes or ideas of the film, Dead Poets Society?

The film, Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, is set in the 1950's at Welton Academy in the United States. Welton is a school that is based on honor, discipline, tradition, and excellence. The teachers at this school are extremely strict and academic.

The Dead Poets Society has many important themes and messages, which should be considered in one's daily life. The film teaches to enjoy oneself and live life to the fullest. It also demonstrates the value of friendship, which is dealt with in the film as loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness, and love. Dead Poets Society also shows the significance of poetry and how it expresses many emotions frequently experienced by people. Mr. Keating informs the boys that poetry helps people understand themselves, feel alive, and appreciate life. Another message in the film involves making the right decisions, learning from selections one makes, and the results of one's choices. Finally, Dead Poets Society touches on finding

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