Questions tagged [dead-poets-society]

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American comedy, drama film. It is directed by Peter Weir, and stars Robin Williams and Robert Sean Leonard. The new English teacher inspires his students through poetry and the pursuit of enlightenment.

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Why do they play “Scotland the Brave” at the beginning of “Dead Poets Society”?

Dead Poets Society is set in the United States, in Vermont, according to Wikipedia, so why do they play this patriotic Scottish song at the beginning? The scene can be seen here (at around 0:30 they ...
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Why did they store guns in school?

In Dead Poets Society (1989), in the school, why are they storing these guns in a showcase?
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Did Neil lie to Mr Keating in Dead Poets Society?

In the part where Neil breaks the news to Mr Keating (in a classroom) that his father, although reluctant, would let him play in the show, Mr Keating is overjoyed and asks him if he had told his ...
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Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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Is John Keating to blame for Neil's suicide?

At the end of the movie John Keating is accused of making Neil come up against his father and outing his own dreams ("Carpe diem!") which ultimately leads to him committing suicide. Was Keating ...