Mr. Keating, a new English teacher came to the school and changed that. He taught the students to express themselves, suck the marrow out of life and to seize the day. Mr. Keating did not force his students to do anything, he left their choices up to them and let them do what they wanted. Seating’s only wish was for his students to live fun, enjoyable incredible lives. The students found a photo of Mr. Keating in an old yearbook with a caption reading- “John Keating the man most willing to do anything, Leader of the Dead Poets Society.
The boys were curious and approached Mr. Keating. He explained to the students what dead poets society was and how it was a mistake and how “gods were created, women swooned, and spirits soared. ” Neil the most enthusiastic boy suggested that they try it out and all his friends conformed to his idea. Mr. Keating did not tell the boys to reform these meetings, as he knew they were against the school rules. The one thing that caused the boys to do this would have been the reverse physiology Keating used.
Mr. Keating taught his students to enjoy poetry and live through it not Just write it. He taught them to be individuals, live their dreams and follow their hearts. This changed many of his students’ personalities. They changed for the better and some of his students finally found out what they wanted in life. Neil wanted to be an actor. He was extremely talented at it and decided to disobey his father and perform in a local play. He performed in the production of: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. His father however wasn’t pleased, as he wanted his son to become a doctor.
After Nil’s wonderful performance his father rushed him home and told him that he was sending him to Military school for another ten years to get rid of any other ideas of having an acting career. Neil gets depressed, he has tried his hardest to “seize the day” and his father cannot accept him as anything but a doctor. That night Neil commits suicide by shooting himself. Mr. & Mrs. Perry, students and teacher immediately look for someone to blame. Nil’s parents refuse to believe that they were the cause of their son’s death and turn to he schools headmaster, Mr. Nolan.
Mr. Nolan points out how Mr. Seating’s unorthodox, creative teaching methods have inspired the student and changed t personalities and the blame is put on Mr. Keating. The headmaster and Mr. and Perry start blaming Mr. Keating for brainwashing Neil, which eventually led to his death. I don’t think Mr. Seating’s actions were responsible for Nil’s death. I think that N life was an act to please his father. Neil didn’t have a close relationship with his father and had no say in what he did in his life.
When Neil participated in the Pl deiced Just how much of his life he was missing out on, his eyes were opened t much fun he could really have and how enjoyable life could be. Neil was not SST enough to confront his dad and tell him how he really felt because of the lack of communication between them. I feel that Mr. Keating allowed Neil to see how m he was missing out on and how much he was suffering. I think that what Mr. Noel did, was unjust and was unfair towards Mr. Keating. Keating changed these stud lives; he gave them the boost they needed to survive a strictness of Walton. Keats never expected it to end in tragedy.