The Dead Poets Society Movie Review
Teachers are inspirational and encouraging. Mr. Keating, in this movie taught not only his class, but people around him. They might have never understood the true meanings of living without him. He inspired his students to live for themselves and make their own choices. Mr. Keating took chances and was not afraid to be who he was and was not afraid of the politics of the community he worked with.
Teaching techniques in the movie are other major themes in the movie. The school was portrayed to be a strict environment where all of the teachers taught the exact same way, following these models: tradition, honor, discipline, and excellence. They stress the importance of these four ideas throughout the entire movie. When Mr. Keating was hired, he brought something new to the school because of the way that he taught his classes. He was more interested in his students’ lives not only what they had to learn, but also what they wanted to learn. He was opposite of the other professors in the school. The points of showing differences between the teachers were that there is always a middle ground between two extremes in a community. For example, he had the students stand up on their desks to get “a different kind of view.” In addition to that, he had them rip out pages of their textbooks, because it was “intellectual rubbish.” He wanted the students to understand that they need to think for themselves, and not just listen to their parents, teachers, or textbooks about what they wanted to do with their lives.
Another one of the themes that I will be discussing is the theme of motivation and passion. Mr. Keating teaches the students to live for themselves. He shows them that it is ok for them to follow their dreams. He teaches the students to carpe diem, Latin for seize the day. This simply meant that everyday that passes should not pass without living it to the fullest. He also has another phrase that the movie focuses on....