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I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life I did not wish to live what was not life nor did I whish to practice resignation I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life Henry David Thoreau used this as an explanation for his leaving civilization and going to live in the depths of the forest all by himself As a well-known transcendentalist writer his views of life the human mind body and soul are greatly respected by all of the idealist and transcendentalist thinkers of our time and the time past Mr Keating the primary character in the film Dead Poets Society was a firm believer in the teaching of transcendentalisms In the film Dead Poet Society this idealistic professor enters the highly recognize private school Chilton Being an idealistic professor and entering a school in which Discipline Excellence Tradition and Perseverance were the schools motto was not a very logical decision Nevertheless Mr Keating was an English teacher with a goal this goal was to open a new world to these students at Chilton He wanted them to be independent to be able to think for themselves and not to conform into societys beliefs It is the first day of school and Mr Keating takes his class to a hallway which they have passed countless of times There he asks them to do something that they have never done before that is to look into the faces of the students who had come before them The class stood there peering into each hopeful face of those students who had already graduated In their stern faces they could see that these students once had the same dreams hopes and desires that they had They also realized that most of these students never accomplished what they had set out to do because they were to busy fulfilling everybody elses dreams to be able to
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