Dead Poets Society Conformity

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“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived.” (Dead Poets Society) The film Dead Poets Society shows how important it is to Carpe Diem or seize the day through Mr.Keating, Neil Perry, Knox Overstreet, and Charlie Dalton. Welton Academy is the prep school where the Dead Poets Society takes place. Welton is based off of their four pillars, “Tradition, Honour, Discipline, and Excellence” (Dead Poets Society). All of the teachers abide by the four pillars and teach using conformity. Mr.Keating an english teacher and former student at Welton didn’t agree with the schools…show more content…
When Knox is describing Chris to the boys in Dead Poets Society he says, “I met the most beautiful girl” (Dead Poets Society). As time goes on Knox can’t stop thinking about Chris so he calls her and she invites him to a party at Chets. Knox kisses Chris on the forehead he immediately apologizes and Chris reassuring Knox that it’s okay this is leaving him in a bad position with Chet saying, “Next time I see you, you die.” (Dead Poets Society). You can tell that Knox is trying to seize the day when he decides to go to the public school that Chris goes to. When Knox finds Chris to give her a poem that he wrote her along with some flowers you can tell that she was embarrassed and she didn’t accept them. She said “Chet will kill you” (Dead Poets Society) but Knox didn’t stop following her until she accepted them. Chris ends up at Welton the same night of Neils play looking for Knox,” I promise. Dead Poets Honor. You come with me tonight and then if you don't wanna see me again I swear I'll bow out.” (Dead Poets Society). Knox is finally starting to win over Chris by acting like himself and seizing the
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