The teenager has only some understanding of what it is like to be an adult because the teenager has only some understanding of what means to be an adult. Parents attempt to step in, to attempt to help guide the teenager through self confliction which leads to conflict between the parent and teenager based on two different desires that are being lead in two different directions. Throughout the age of adolescence, both teenager and parent feel misguided as conflicts arise between both of them as the stages of adolescence increase over the following years. Teens often voice the words of "There's no point in talking to you: you do not understand me. You do not even know me (Apter, 2013)."
Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir is a film that teaches teens to seize their lives, and live them while they can. This school story is teaching a valuable lesson to a group of boys who are having trouble planning out their futures. This is all changed by a unique teacher with an interactive way of teaching. Todd is pressured into meeting the high standards of his older brother, and is unsure about what he is capable of until he steps out of his comfort zone. Todd has almost changed characters throughout the movie.
In The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D, the main character, Holden, can be seen as a troubled teenager growing up in a less than perfect society. Throughout the novel Holden struggles with the fact that many young and innocent kids will grow up and see the world from a different perspective. He naturally becomes worried for all future generations who will one day grow, as he did, and loose their innocence. The fixation of youth and innocence can be seen in the title of the book, as well as throughout the novel. Holden has matured in many ways throughout the novel.
Kevin attempts to break free of his fathers lifestyle by attending a nearby college, in hopes to eventually become teacher. Gary isn't happy with his son's decision to go to school and Kevin can't understand his fathers views, which causes the two to butt heads throughout the novel. But a tragic accident suddenly leaves Kevin fighting for his and his fathers lives. Having to use the knowledge and skills that his father had taught Kevin suddenly suddenly realizes his dad was right after all. Bailey tell... ... middle of paper ... ...ce with his family.
The main student character Neil Perry, along with Mr. Keating’s character shows the challenges those who dared to be different faced. John Keating a former student of Welton is well aware of the expectations and traditions set forth by the Welton administration. However we see on the first day of class his teaching methods are very different from what Welton expects. While other teachers have students reciting Latin phrases over and over or impressing upon the students just how important the course work is, Keating takes his class on a trip to show them the students who came before them. He tells his students how these men seized the day and urged them to do the same “Here, Keating explained his core philosophy to his students – to contribute a meaningful verse, so that when it came time for them to die they would not discover they had not lived” (Dead Poets Society: The Death of a Romantic ).
Keating goes above and beyond at developing the minds of his students, including helping Todd find the poet within himself, and supporting Neil when Neil’s father didn’t want Neil to act. Overall, Mr. Keating and his actions pushed the ideas of creativity and self-thought throughout the film. The other place we saw concepts of creativity and self-thought was with the students. Neil Perry, one of the students, takes special interest in Mr. Keating’s teachings and pushes his friends to recreate the Dead Poets Society that Mr. Keating was in during school. From this point, the students started to resist the rules of the school and “seize the moment”.
Dead Poets Society: Mr. Keating In the film Dead Poets Society the teacher, Mr. Keating illustrates how a teacher can use methods other than the traditional ways of discipline and honor to raise young boys into men. Despite how the other professors at Welton Academy felt towards his teaching styles, Mr. Keating influenced his students to think for themselves and to be independent. It is implied that the other professors at Welton believed the young boys needed discipline in their life to build structure. However, Mr. Keating’s ways of teaching not only teach the boys but the viewer’s three very important lessons: the importance of individuality, what keeps us alive versus what we live for, and most importantly to seize the day. On the first
Hamlet lost his confidence and therefore couldn’t decide on whether to act or not since he lost his understanding of himself. So therefore, a little corruption in Hamlet’s world, mixed with his characteristics that just weren’t right his time lead him to his tragic end; as a result of his actions and inactions. In conclusion, confidence in ourselves can lead us to do great and reasonable things. Losing that self-assurance will lead us to become indecisive and weak individuals. This corruption of character can ultimately lead to a tragic decline in our ideal world.
Catcher in The Rye, by J.D Salinger, addresses an issue that many teenagers have spoken out against in this modern generation- displacement in society. Holden Caulfield, a young adolescent experiences this discomfiture to comply with the rules of society and intentionally tries to stop the inevitable- the loss of innocence. Innocence to Holden is simply a phrase that he is unable to conceptualize. Holden’s idea of corruption of the young, influences his point of views that often differ from his peers, causing him to feel alone and often depressed. He shows his mental instability and his inability to view the world in the same way as people in his age group, and stereotypes loss of innocence with “phoniness”.
The painfulness of growing up is another issue that is touched quite frequently upon throughout the novel, as it is showcased through Holden’s creation of a fantasy world where childhood is a place of innocence and honesty while adulthood is only duplicity and deceit. Finally, relationships and intimacy are also sources of discomfort for Holden as he always runs away from the possibilities of affection and crawls back into the shell of isolation that he has created for himself. These three themes, although they may seem to only be typical, adolescent dilemmas, bring to light the injustices and inherent problems in societal standards and ideals. Ranging from the dishonest nature of people, the hardships of becoming an adult, to the difficulties of creating lasting relationships, Catcher in the Rye is not simply about an erratic and irresponsible teenager lashing out at the world, but a message that reveals pressing concerns of the existing, rigid s... ... middle of paper ... ...g intimacy instead. Holden’s issues with relationships, whether they are platonic or romantic, emotional or physical, show that although he would like to believe that he can carry on perfectly fine without human interaction, nobody, not even himself, can do so.