Who dies in Dead Poets Society?

Who dies in Dead Poets Society?

Unable to find the courage to stand up to his father, and lacking any support from his concerned mother, a distraught Neil commits suicide.

What are the attributes of Mr Keating?

Mr Keating’s attributes a non-conformist, charismatic, energetic and independent quality in which he has his own unique way of teaching his students.

Why does Mr Keating have the boys walk around the courtyard?

Keating make by having the boys walk in the courtyard? He showed them that he did not need to be marching by following one pace. He impulses the students to be free by allowing them to “break the rules” of his activity by having an own mind.

What is Mr Keating’s method of teaching the dangers of conformity?

Mr. Keating encourages non-conformity through expressing the idea of the Dead Poets Society. In this scene, the boys sneak out at night into the cave where they read poetry, breaking the rules of Welton.

What will your verse be?

We are here, life exists, and we have an identity with which we must fashion to our own desires. The verse that Whitman and Robin Williams refer to is the legacy you have to leave in the world. So what will your verse be? Carpe diem.

Why didn’t Todd act the same way as Neil in the end?

DJ: Todd didn’t react in the same way because he was a totally different boy. He said it himself, “I’m not like you, Neal. You get stirred up by things, and you say things, and people listen.” Todd wasn’t as driven by his passions as Neal was.

What does Mr Keating say about why we read poetry?

John Keating: We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.

Who does Todd blame for Neil’s death?


Why is Todd so shy in Dead Poets Society?

Todd is shy and seems uncomfortable at Welton Academy. When Todd first arrived at Welton, Neil said to him “’If you’re gonna make it around here, you’ve got to speak up.”’ (18). Todd feels uncomfortable at Welton because his parents pressure him to live up to his brother’s legacy. He is a loyal friend and student.

Who is Mr Nolan in Dead Poets Society?

Gale Nolan

What does Mr Keating mean by contribute a verse?

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. Whitman is letting us know that the fact that life exists, should provide enough drive for us to find purpose to also exist. Most importantly, he reminds us that it is in this life, “this powerful play,” that we each have a pivotal role.

What birthday present did Todd receive from his parents?

Neil greets Todd, who explains that today is his birthday and his parents have given him a desk set (i.e., pens, ink, a ruler, etc.) as a gift—the exact gift they sent him last year.

What does Dead Poets Society say about looking at life from different perspectives?

“I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we should constantly look at things in a different way. See, the world looks very different from up here… Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. Even if it may seem silly, or wrong, you must try.”

Who is most to blame for Neil’s death?

At the end of the movie John Keating is accused of making Neil come up against his father and outing his own dreams (“Carpe diem!”) which ultimately leads to him committing suicide.

What did Mr Keating want his students to call?

Keating enters his class whistling the 1812 Overture; he takes the boys out in the hallway and tells them that they are powerful individuals; he tells the boys they may call him “Oh Captain, my Captain”, if they dare. Mr. Keating wants the boys to learn to think for themselves.

What does the cave symbolize in Dead Poets Society?

They choose the same spot as their previous member of Dead Poet Society for the meeting which is the cave, the reason why they choose cave I think because they refers the cave as Indian cave and it is as a symbol of resistance and freedom from the academy, they want to live free and live their life.

What was the Dead Poets Society What did they do where do you think the name comes from?

A literary club that Mr. Keating belonged to while he went to Welton. They met and read poems and shared their own poems and enjoyed the power of poems and words. The name comes from the authors of the poems that the students read—the authors are dead men, hence, “Dead Poets Society.” 2.