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Dead Poets Society - review.

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Dead Poets Society By Meagan West In the movie "Dead Poet Society" the theme involves on the idea of traditional values, and shows the importance of individuality in a traditional society. In today's society we follow the norm and don't test the boundaries to see what we can achieve. The "Dead Poet Society" proves that every human being is capable of the unthinkable, but it is up to the people to push themselves to the next level. One cannot go through life living and staying in the interests of what seems suitable, but rather the person needs to form their own interests and persevere further to improve their lives. By putting traditional values aside and living through will and wit, one will find themself living a wonderful life, and a life that is filled by ambition and self fulfilment. The movie starts out with a general focus on a group of boys in a private school. ...read more.


This was symbolising the students in which how they used to rely on others and not think for themselves, but Mr. Keating had changed this. He taught his classes through poetry, and showed them the truths that lay behind the Dead Poet Society. A group of about fifteen soon joined what they called the Dead Poet Society. It was through this society where they learned that there was more to life than just going through the motions. It gave them a new outlook on life, and the awareness on their school was now different. They once were there because they had to be, but now they were there because they wanted to be. Two boys in the Dead Poet Society, Todd and Neil, learned that they could be individuals even though they were surrounded by traditionalism. Individuality became important to them, and unfortunately Neil figured it out too late. ...read more.


This story teaches us how living life to the fullest and doing everything possible to make every second worthwhile is the best way to find fulfilment and happiness. It is showed how one mans wise words can change many lives forever. Through this one phrase "Carpe Diem" amazing accomplishments are achieved, happiness is overwhelming, and satisfaction can finally be reached. Personally I think this movie has morals and is a great teacher to everyone who sees it about how to handle life and time. Especially how to "Carpe Diem!" After experiencing the movie and carefully thinking about the meaning of "Seize the Day" I have concluded that this movie was meant to make us think about how important it is to be our own person and make our own decisions because that's the only way it is truly our lives. The movie has encouraged me to seize the day for myself and make my life as exciting as possible. I really enjoyed this movie!! ...read more.

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