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Responsible Teaching In the film Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir a teacher inspires his students to seize the day The students respond to Mr Keating the teacher by restarting his club The club Dead Poets Society is a place where the students gather late at night and recite poetry The students become more confident and gain the courage to do things that they normally would not do The main character Neil Perry uses the phrase carpe diem as an excuse to go against his fathers wishes and pursue acting The story culminates in a series of events where Mr Perry disapproves of Neils acting and ultimately leads to Neils suicide Mr Keatings teachings of carpe diem help the students to transcend and evolve negatively and positively There are several characters in the film that evolve One of the most interesting characters is Todd Anderson Todd is a quite student that is afraid to stand up and do something in front of people The exposure to the cave life of the students of the Dead Poets Society and Mr Keatings ability to bring out Todds poetic side in class help Todd come out of his shell After the death of Neil Perry and Mr Keatings firing Todd crawls back into his shell when he faces his parents Todds breakthrough in the film is at the very end when he stands on his desk faces his ex-teacher Mr Keating and says Oh captain my captain At this point Todd completely breaks his shell and realizes who he is The main character Neil Perry shows that he does not fully understand Mr Keatings teachings Neil kills himself because he does not see any other way to escape the pressure that his father places upon him He uses the phrase seize the day to do whatever he feels is necessary at the given time He does not think about the future at all The phrase
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