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Introduction There are many occasions in the film Dead Poets Society where parallels can be drawn between Mr Keating and Jesus An obvious parallel is Keating and Jesus both have saviour roles Jesus Christ saviour of the world John Keating saviour of the boys Keating is an instructor of English and he employs unconventional teaching methods Keating advocates that students should seize the day and think for themselves This is best illustrated by his insistence that every student in his class should rip pages from the course textbook which prescribe a lifeless methodology for interpreting poetry Through out the movie Keating sets an example to the boys just like Jesus did to his disciples Body Paragraph1 The disciples application of his teachings is most visibly enacted by Neil Perry Robert Sean Leonard a young man being manipulated and overpowered by his fathers obsession that his son go to medical school Neils true passion is not medicine but the theater When he auditions for A Mid Summer Nights Dream he is awarded the main part but must keep his involvement in the play from his father who forbids him to participate in the production Unfortunately Neils dad finds out about Neils deceitful attempts to act and conflict starts to ster Keating stands by Neil throughout the conflict with his father- matched by jesus standing by his disciples during the storm on the lake Paragraph 2 With the support of Mr Keating Neils resolution is to stick to drama and take the Keating model of approaching lifes challenges This compares with the disciples experience in john 653 where jesus challenged them to eat his flesh and drink his blood meaning to accept his teachings and be willing to die his death Paragraph 3 After the play Neils father makes a surprise appearance abruptly takes his son home and declares you will go to medical school and you will be a
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