He felt like he had to do everything possible to live up to Phineas’s standards. He always thought that Phineas would try and distract him from his studies to more or less brag about how athletic he was. Gene thought he knew exactly what was going on and wasn’t going to put up with it anymore. So he confronted Phineas about it, coming to the conclusion that Gene felt like he was a terrible friend. All along he had made his best friend his enemy and only competition when really the enemy was himself.
His unorthodox methods not only taught the boys to think for themselves, but they also awoke the boys’ inner desires and dreams. This movie does an excellent job of portraying the school’s four pillars (tradition, honor, discipline, and excellence) and the four I’s (individualism, innocence, intuition, and imagination) through members of the Dead Poets Society, specifically Todd Anderson and Charlie “Nuwanda” Dalton. Todd Anderson showed the best understanding of the philosophies of transcendentalism, notably Ralph Waldo Emerson’s. Todd failed to follow Emerson’s philosophy of “Imitation is suicide” until the very last minute of the movie, when he daringly stood up on his desk and called out “Oh Captain, my Captain!” to Mr. Keating. He could not hold in his guilt anymore because he felt bad for conforming, or imitating, what the other members of the Dead Poets Society had done in Mr. Nolan’s office.
Not only would this story not have been told without him but he is the antagonist of the story, setting everything in motion once he comes across Thierry. The third criteria: Experimental films do not conform to conventional expectations of story and narrative cause and effect. In the beginning of this movie has the audience thinking this is most like other narratives because we see cause and effect through Thierry filming his cousin, finding his passion for street art, then meeting Shepard, who eventually brings together Banksy and him
Chris was such a fortunate and lucky guy that an inheritance paid for all of his education. He had a loving family that cared for him and a college degree that could get him far in life. His parents gave him everything he wanted, yet he didn’t accept any of it. I agree with Callarman’s argument a lot because everything he says about Chris is true. Chris was an ignorant and stubborn person.
I hate tough kids!”(21). As we can see from this quote is that Juror 3 has a personal issue with kids(his own kid) being rebellious. Which is why Juror 3 isn’t showing justice because he is making his conclusion by saying ALL rebellious youth are bad/a danger. Lastly, he makes these assumptions without looking at the evidence. Now, we come to Juror 8, who displays the most justice and integrity throughout the entire play.
Tory can only present facts about what happened, he couldn’t write about the emotional side because it is impossible for language to accurately bear witness. The narrator’s tone reflects the disgust that he has for the Rauca, the disgust at the simplicity the Rauca has with ending hundreds of lives. For instance, the Rauca, with the “cynicism and the utmost speed” decided who would leave merely by a “flick of the finger of his right hand” (225). Tory uses words such as “fiendish”, “separated”, “blood-stained”, and “scornful” in the passage (224-226). This is important because it forms within the reader’s mind the sentiment of the selection at the Ghetto.
He once said, that it wasn’t ‘easy’ for him to send a boy off to die ‘without thinking about it first’. His approach of keep questioning were viewed as unknowledgeable and illogical, as all the evidences were against the defendant. ‘Facts’ were being thrown around the room without much thought. For 10th Juror, he kept using ‘facts’ to attack groups of people, claiming they were ‘born to lie’. But nobody knows if they really are.
William Forrester helped Jamal bring out his creative writing style by using some of his work. This helped him so much but it didn’t do Jamal any good because William wouldn’t let him use the work he wrote at home to turn in at school. Jamal one day finally got the courage to turn his writings in to Professor Crawford. Professor Crawford was so stunned that Jamal’s paper was good. He thought since his previous background was from a bad school were he didn’t do any work and that he was black it couldn’t be possible, and that he had to have cheated.
Another reason Holden is a rebel is because he drops out of Pencey because he’s flunking four subjects and won’t put any effort in to turning his grades around at all. Here is a quote to back this assertion up. “I forgot to tell you about that. They kicked me out. I wasn’t supposed to come back after Christmas vacation, on account of I was flunking four subjects and not applying myself at all” (Salinger, pg 4) Holden is going against the norm of a teenager in his society by getting kicked out of Pencey and not even caring if he got kicked out.
The first evidence we see of Hooper’s bullying is the note that he drops from a window when Kingshaw first arrives, ‘I didn’t want you to come here’. This immediately sets the tone and strikes conflict between the two boys, sparking fear and insecurity within Kingshaw, knowing that he already isn’t wanted and hasn’t even spoken to Hooper yet. Through the use of flashbacks we gain insight into Kingshaw’s past which reveals how insecure he is which due to lack of love from his mother. This fear and insecurity is what Hooper thrives on, targeting on these weaknesses. To get away from Hooper and his torment, Kingshaw runs away to Hangwood.