Isabella LaBianca English 2H, 5th Mrs. Miller Dead Poets Society “Dead Poets’Society”: IDK In the film, Dead Poets Society, Peter Weir illustrates the romantic elements of nonconformity and nature. As the film opens, Todd Anderson, a shy and lonely teenager, under pressure from his parents to succeed like his brother, arrives for the new semester at Welton Academy. He sees a different side to this strict school after the first day of English class with the new teacher, Mr. Keating. His first words of wisdom, perhaps the most important, to the boys are in his first lesson: “Carpe Dium lads! Seize the day!
The movie Dead Poets Society follows a group of teens at a strict school who become heavily influenced by the transcendentalist philosophies of their new teacher, Professor John Keating. The values they are taught completely change their entire perspective and attitude towards life. For the most part this is a good thing, as the boys normally lead boring lives that they are bored with. They form a group known as the Dead Poets Society and their lives are immediately changed forever. They live by the philosophies of writers like Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Gebriel Belay Mcom 135 D.Shwartz First day Plot- the scene revolves around a father whose son got suspended on the first day of school for being caught with a girl in the janitors closet. My character is a busy father at work who has to go deal with his son’s suspension from school. He wants his son to behave well but and do the right thing but he is not really mad because he believes boys will always be boys when it comes to girls. On top of his sons suspension he still have to go to home and explain what happen with their son to his wife. Character- Mr. Johnson- father, who is mad at his trouble making son, who he loves.
English 2 07 May 2013 False Impressions In the autobiography Hunger Of Memory, written by Richard Rodriguez the book recounts his personal experience of his education starting in childhood all the way to adulthood. Although Rodriguez has had much success as a student and as a writer, he always felt misplaced among is peers. Rodriguez argues to be successful students in the classroom that they need to sever their familial and cultural ties, especially if their home lives are very different from what they experience at school. Additionally, Rodriguez claims that our standards of beauty often determine our sense of worth in society. In reading the book I found fallacies that Rodriguez had in his writings, which included
Thesis: Many pieces of literature reveal the theme of bullying such as; Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco, but people should look for something good in others instead of the bad will make differences. Bullying has been going on for years and not only in school but also all over. When is it ever going to stop and look for something good in someone instead of the bad things? Going to school should be exciting, seeing your friends and learning new things, but for some it’s the worst part of their day. Going to school shouldn’t be a punishment.
A handful of students mouthed off about how their junior English teacher, Mrs. Thornton, hardly ever gave out hard assignments. As class went on Mandrell was pelted with more and more complaints about how her class was stressing the students to a level where they could not really focus on their assignments. All the class came together in unison and agreed that she was assigning them too much work. After some serious thought Mandrell concluded that maybe a change in the way the class was taught would release some of the stress put on the students and take away the worries of focusing on grades (380). After Mandrell was burdened with the complaints of her class, she went home to meditate on the day’s new found conclusion: the students thought her class was a nightmare.
While there, they meet a bunch of 7th graders who are scared of August and start beating him and Jack up. Then Julian’s “goons” come over and help August and Jack escape from the fight going on. When August gets back home, he goes to see the High school play his sister Via is in. He and his family are surprised to see that Via has switched to the lead part of the play. Afterwards, Via explains that Miranda was feeling “sick” and couldn’t do it, so she let Olivia do it.
Simply stated, he is the man voted most likely to do anything in his senior yearbook. That anything turned out to be an English teacher, or better a life teacher, to a group of young men who were naive about the world they lived in and everything outside of their small boarding institution. Meet John Keating, the teacher played by Robin Williams in the influential movie Dead Poets Society. The teacher who used all aspects of the word ethos to motivate and transform his students’ lives. Ethos can be described as the nature, character, or unique values peculiar to a particular human being.
That is really all the teacher is trying to do. Make you want to work harder so you can start writing like a professional. All teachers have seen many essays over their career and they expect the new students every year to be able to write better than the last. Just like in a job, if the manager gets fired and you get promoted to manager your expected to be better than the last one; and teachers know by the end of the year if they have taught their students to be better than last year’s students. To them if that doesn’t turn out to be true then they feel like they have failed and didn’t do their job.
Philip, now not allowed to tryout for the track team is angry and ticked off. Even worse, he is now switched into his English teacher, Ms. Narwin’s homeroom. During the playing of the National Anthem in Philip’s school, you are supposed to stand at respectful silence. Philip, still mad at Ms. Narwin decides to wise off and sing, politely asked to stop, Philip ignores and keeps singing. Next day, same deal, singing and disobeying.