Dead Poets Society

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Introduction There are many occasions in the film 'Dead Poets Society' where parallels can be drawn between Mr Keating and Jesus. An obvious parallel is Keating and Jesus both have saviour roles. Jesus Christ saviour of the world; John Keating saviour of the boys. Keating is an instructor of English and he employs unconventional teaching methods. Keating advocates that students should "seize the day" and think for themselves. This is best illustrated by his insistence …

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…for john. Paragraph 4 Keating’s disciples are questioned and pressured into signing a confession, all set into motion by a betraying Judas who tells the other students "save yourselves." Keating’s regeneration comes in the final scene, when the disciples engage in a demonstration, which affirms his impact on their lives. Conclusion Keating stands by Neil throughout the conflict with his father- matched by jesus standing by his disciples during the storm on the lake.