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In the film Dead Poets Society there is an environment created that was rigid and strict At Welton Academy there were four pillars of ideals that students must attain to and follow These were excellence honor tradition and discipline A new teacher was appointed to teach English John Keating brought with him a style that promoted the individual This was in direct contrast to the four pillars of ideals Mr Keatings Latin saying of Carpe Diem which meant seize the day was something that would cause problems to arise at the academy A few of his students would deviate from academys path Knox Overstreet was a young man who was attending Welton Academy He had followed all the rules as everyone else and obeyed However after a few of Mr Keatings classes he changed his outlook of life Knox had an affinity towards this girl Chris Noel but it was against school policy to have women on campus during a semester With the new saying of Carpe Diem in his mind Knox ignored the rules and ensued after Chris In his wooing he attended parties and even met her at her public high school If the Headmaster found news of this Knox would have been expelled Despite all the consequences Know decided to seize the day and forget the whims of society to follow his dreamsAnother student of John Keatings was Charles Dalton He was more laid back than Knox but he still adhered to the academys rules and regulations Charles was completely taken by the saying and changed his lifestyle At the boys illegal Dead Poets Society meetings in which they read aloud poetry he brought tobacco pipes and alcohol as well as girls As seen by his new name Nwanda Charlie broke free of the strict life he had to follow at Welton He even defied the Headmaster during a meeting by interrupting his speech with a phone call from God Although this
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