Dead Poet Society: A Movie Review: The Dead Poets Society

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I will be honest, I was excited that I was able to watch a movie and write about it. I screamed in excitement when the assignment said I could write about the Dead Poet’s Society. One of my all-time favorite movies. I have seen that move over twenty times! Enough of the fangirling. The Dead Poet’s Society is about an English teacher who is introduced to Welton Academy which is known for its high standards and traditions. John Keating, the English teacher’s teaching actually go against the school’s beliefs. His teachings throughout the movie help the boys break out of their shells, help them break out of the pressures from the school and their family life and to pursue their dreams. This movie is a perfect example of leadership because it had…show more content…
Mr. Keating tries to remind them that the world is theirs and they can do whatever it is they want. During the Dead Poet meeting. Charlie and Neil have conflicts on how the group should be run, but Neil reminds them it is not about girls, but about poetry. Mr. Nolan tries to discipline and remind the boys of the four pillars and to follow the rules. It is sometimes conflicting when three of leaders are trying to prove their points. This helps because sometimes people need to be reminded of the goals and it is they want to achieve. Leaders help guide others. In the Harvard Business Review, it is said “the first priority of leadership is to engage the right people, at the right times, to the right degree in creative work. That engagement starts when the leader recasts the role of employees. Rather than roll up their sleeves and execute top-down strategy, everyone must contribute imagination” (2008). The person who was a good leader in the movie was Mr. Keating because he was the one to help the boys break out if their shells and to understand what they wanted in life, which would then help them to be successful in life. In the end, that cost him his job due to the death of one of his students who took his advice. He is even a good leader to not only the characters but touches the heart of those who watch the movie. I loved this movie and took heart to Mr. Keating’s carpe diem, seize the day. It also made me want to be a poet when I was younger and helped me to understand how to follow my

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