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Dead Poets as Tragic Drama The character Neil in Dead Poets Society is a good example of a tragic hero He is a character that is controlled by his passionate nature and by an insatiable desire to act in the theatre against the wishes of his authoritative father Neil is portrayed as a person of high stature and the events involving him in particular invoke pathos in the viewers Feelings of pity and compassion towards Neil increase as he pursues acting and conflict arises between him and his father The advice I would give to Neil is be strong and proud of your passions and pursue them to your hearts content yet thoroughly express to your father the emotions you feel towards acting and towards him and assure him that although you love and respect him you will not be drawn from your destiny you will act with or without his approval Neils tragic flaw is his passionate nature Following the end of Neils play critical events unfold that have a great effect on the viewers Immediately after the play ends Neil is quickly ushered by his father to the car waiting outside Neils father is obviously very angry and does not permit Neil to speak with his friends and particularly John Keating The viewers are aware of the reasons for the actions of Neils father - Neil was specifically instructed to withdraw from the play - yet sympathize with Neils predicament Neil is taken home to his waiting mother where his father sternly informs him that he will be enrolled in military school the following morning Upon his completion of military school Neil will enter medical school The orders are unreasonable and
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