DEAD POETS SOCIETY View Of Mr. Keating

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DEAD POETS SOCIETY "View Of Mr. Keating"

Essay - DEAD POETS SOCIETY
"Mr. Keating"

Sometimes in life people can come along and touch our lives in unexpected ways. This was
the case with Mr. Keating and the boys in the movie "Dead Poets Society." He taught the
boys so many lessons that they would have never learned from any other teacher. By looking
at scenes from the movie, and lines from the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt
Whitman, we can see just how important the lessons were that Keating was trying to teach
the boys. Mr. Keating reminded them to seize each day and cherish them dearly.

From the very first day that Mr. Keating walked into the classroom you could see that he
had an original method of teaching. A middle age man came into class whistling, and then
proceeded to take the boys outside the classroom to read them a poem, and announced that
they c

could call him "Captain O' Captain". His first important lesson was "Carpe Diem", which
means seize the day. He was trying to tell them that everyday opportunities await us and
we must decide whether to take a chance, or play it safe. Mr. Keatting also encouraged
them to take risks, for nothing is gained without them. "gather the roses while ye may",
because one day you are going to die. Pictures of former alumni who were once where they
were standing, but they are now dead. This idea is related with something Ralph Waldo
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