Identity in Dead Poets Society and Frost’s Poetry

Discovery is the process of unveiling a fresh or renewed understanding of the world which may be the result of an unexpected journey or experience. While relinquishing societal norms can result in the most profound revelations which may be unforeseen yet wonderful, this experience may generate a heightened appreciation for the world around them with … Read moreIdentity in Dead Poets Society and Frost’s Poetry

Dead Poets Society: The Powerful Thought of Individuality

There is a balance to ideals in individuality and truth, both at positive and negative extremes. The movie Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir captures the incredible role romanticism and embracement of truth on an individual’s life, separating the ability to enjoy life from the mechanical ability to live. Through the development of Neil Perry … Read moreDead Poets Society: The Powerful Thought of Individuality

Authority Against Individualism: Dead Poets Society and The Rabbits

The controlling and oppressive nature of authority can instigate acts of rebellion from the individual, creating underlying tension and generating an unstable and problematic relationship. Peter Weir explores notions unconformity through Dead Poets Society by depicting how subtle acts of rebellion can create conflict, resulting in detrimental effects on the individual. Furthermore, John Marsden and … Read moreAuthority Against Individualism: Dead Poets Society and The Rabbits

Exploring Transitions: Educating Rita and Dead Poets Society

Transitions allow individuals to embrace new perspectives of the world we occupy. Willy Russell’s comedic stage play “Educating Rita”, written in 1979 at a time when education was being made more accessible to the working class, seeks to illustrate how education enables individuals to transition adopt the perspectives of new social contexts. Peter Weir’s 1989 … Read moreExploring Transitions: Educating Rita and Dead Poets Society