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Both stories A Separate Piece and Dead Poets Society have at least three major characters Each of which are similar and different The three main characters in A Separate Piece are Gene Phineas and Brinker with his relationship with his dad The three main characters in Dead Poets Society are Todd Neal and Neals relationship with his dad The similarities between Gene and Todd are a lot alike One example is that in the beginning Gene was shy and so was Todd They both needed a source of inspiration to help them be heard and make them more outspoken For Gene it was Finny for Todd it was Mr Keating Both helped them realize something inside that made them become more outspoken Another example is that they are both basically followers Gene followed Finny till he died and became more independent and Todd followed Neal till Neal committed suicide his desk for Mr Keating Another comparison was between Phineas and Neal They were the strongest characters of all with the most importance They both were the leaders they set the pace Neal started The Dead Poets Society Finny started The Super Suicide Society Another comparison was that they were both very loyal to their friends Gene and Todd The most important comparison is that of loyalty In order for Gene and Todd to become independent both Finny and Neal had to die When Finny died Gene started to become more and more independent When Neal committed suicide Todd started to speak more freely for Mr Keating and for his beliefs For instance when Todd stands up and yells O captain my captain and everybody else follows him The third similarity is between Brinkers relationship with his dad and Neals relationship with his dad Brinkers dad was basically like an army general in a way that he was making him go to war no matter who he was going to war with He
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