Dead Poet

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This movie is set in 1959, at the Helton Academy for Boys, a private college prep school for boys where discipline is the most important goal and any demonstration of a free thought is strictly prohibited. The movie focuses in on a small group of boys. They have been sent to this preparatory school, most against their will, and have been forced to conform. However, they come across an English professor, Mr. Keating, whose lesson plan …

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…of the boys suffered from their nonconformity more than their leader Neil. He joined a play without his fatherís consent. His father told him that he would be going to a military school and would never be in the theatre again. Thus, Neil felt he would rather die. Neil, therefore, took his own life. Neil's roommate Todd, all the while, is trying to live up to expectations after his brother becomes the school's valedictorian.