Seizing The Day In Dead Poets Society

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If anyone takes away anything from the dead poets society it would be the value of being an individual. “Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary” (Dead Poet’s Society), The film illustrates the importance of “seizing the day” through the characters Neil Perry, Knox Overstreet, and Mr. Keating. Mr. Keating shows non-conformity with all his lessons. For example one of his lesson he stands on his desk to show his students that you need to look at the world from a different point of view, and not just go through life like everyone else but to be open minded. “You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all”(Dead poets society), following the beat to one's…show more content…
Neil took up acting because he wants to, “For the first time in my life i know what i want to do! For the first time in my life i'm going to do”!(Dead poets society) Neil really wanted to become an actor more than anything, Neils dad doesnt want him to enroll in acting, so neil playderises a letter saying its from his dad, so he can join the play. Later on in the movie Neil sees Mr.keating as a father figure so he goes to Mr.keating to ask him for guidance on what he should do with dealing with his father and why he won't let him take up acting. Neil's father doesn't listen to him because he doesn't support, or understand him. Another example is Neil forming the dead poets society, a group of him and all his friends who are seeking to understand being non-conformity, they would all sneak out at night to a secret little cave and read poetry to one another.the boys are taking a risk of facing suspension or even expulsion if they are caught. Neil perry is a perfect example of seizing the day by sticking to his guns and not what doing what others wanted him to do, also by forming the dead poets society when there is a repercussion for doing it, as well as

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