“Dead Poets Society” is one of the important films that changed the lives of most people after watching. A great criticism and cynical rebellion against to system.
Come my friends,
It is not too late to seek a newer world…
for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset…
and though we are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven,
That which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield!
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tradition, Honor, Discipline, and Excellence
Some people say there are the four basic dynamics of a successful life. Stay with your traditions, act honorably, live disciplined and be perfect. Same beliefs were ruling in Welton High School. A rigid education system and teachers like robots… There is just one aim; To train important people who will have successful careers. Except one teacher, John Keating; the most wonderful teacher I have ever seen.
An extraordinary teacher. In his first lecture, Mr. Keating took the students to the room showed the old students photographs and gave a great speech with a most important message.
“They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Hear it?… Carpe, Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives…