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Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society Hysterical Text One persons interpretation of a story is always different than anothers. Some of us may see things that are not being shown to us. Dead Poets Society, in author Tania Modleskis eyes has taken on a manifestation larger than the author herself. This story is not what the author will have you believe, whereas the true story was hidden in the misconception of Modleskis beliefs. The sexual content, homoerotic tensions, and antiauthoritarian behavior, seemed to come from the authors wishful thinking as opposed to the reality of the film.In the film a homosexual theme could not be seen. When Mr. Keating came to the school to teach, he did not insist on being called oh captain my captain. That phrase was used only three times in the movie, once by Mr. Keating himself. Oh captain my captain was used by two separate young men as a show of admiration and respect for Mr. Keating. In contrast Modleski sees oh captain my captain as a pious deference to male authority(Modleski Dead White Male Heterosexual Poets Society 315) because the very authority the film pretends to be challenging.One character that just enrolled at the school and was somewhat of a loner, and misfit, and is expected to achieve great success as his brother did before him. He is an example of how some families push one child to be exactly like another i.e. his older brother. When he first comes in contact with Mr. Keating he could not speak openly in front of a crowd. This is evident when he decides not to write a poem that is to be read in front of the class the following day. When Mr. Keating calls upon him to read and he cannot, he uses the technique of spinning him around while spewing out poetic phrases. This seems to work because he belts out some poetry from within and Mr. Keating says to him dont you ever forget this, knowing that the technique had worked.There is one character that committed suicide according to Modleski be...

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