Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society Study Guide
Terms in this set (12)
What are the four pillars?
Tradition, Honor, Discipline, Excellence
What year does the story take place?
Todd Anderson has big shoes to fill. Whose?
His brother's; he was valedictorian at Welton and went on to graduate from Yale Law School.
Describe Neil's conversation with his father about the annual.
Mr. Perry says Neil is taking too many electives: he must quit the annual staff. Neil is upset, states he's the assistant editor. Mr. Perry says this means so much to Neil's mom and he can do what he wants after he graduates from medical school. Neil reluctantly agrees.
What makes Mr. Keating's first class so different than the others?
Keating enters his class whistling the 1812 Overture; he takes the boys out in the hallway and tells them that they are powerful individuals.
What does Mr. Keating tell his students to call him?
"Oh Captain, my Captain"
What does "Carpe Diem" mean?
"Seize the day" (enjoy the day; make the most of the day)
What does "Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" mean?
Enjoy life while you are still young
Charlie changes his name to what?
What lesson is Keating trying to teach the boys when he takes them to the courtyard to walk?
The dangers of conformity; the importance of finding your own way
Charlie Dalton is a rebel and does not understand that nonconformity does not give one freedom to do whatever he or she wants. In what scene is this most obvious?
It is most obvious when Charlie pretends there is a phone call from God telling Nolan that there should be girls at Welton.
Why is it significant that Todd Anderson was the one who called attention to the school's unfair treatment of Mr. Keating at the end of the movie?
Todd started off so shy and afraid, but he learned self-reliance, nonconformity, and the importance of standing up to injustice through Mr. Keating's teachings.
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