Film Analysis: Carpe Diem Seize The Day

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“Carpe Diem! Seize the day!” (Haft, Witt, Thomas & Weir, 1989). This quote encourages a lot of students, especially when they’re a pessimistic person. Mr. Keating, an English professor told his students that every individual is unique with their own special talents and their accomplishments; we should be true to ourselves and find your own voices. In addition, this quote signifies us that we are in control of our lives and that we should decide on our future; as long as we know what we truly want to do. On the other hand, the movie dead poet society took place in an all-boys preparatory private school called Welton Academy. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is determined on providing strict structured lessons. There are aspects in the movie involving concepts of sociology which means the systematic study of human society and…show more content…
This movie was able to show aspects of race and ethnicity, social class and the relationships between social structure and social stratification. I believed that the movie played a great impact on viewing society different and some aspects showed in the movie do relate to modern day society; such as the roles in families and yourself and how they view and treat the world differently through their perspective. In addition, power played a huge role in the movie; without power, you are not yourself. To live your life, you have to take control. On the other hand, I do suppose that the characters did evolve greatly in their personality throughout the movie and that made a positive impact on themselves. Neil states, “For the first time in my whole life, I know what I wanna do! And for the first time, I’m gonna do it! Whether my father wants me to or not! Carpe diem” (Haft, Witt, Thomas & Weir, 1989). Even though, Neil took away his life because of the circumstances he has been going through, taking away his life is a sign of
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