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Neil killed himself………

When Mr. Keating stood upon his desk he said a quote that everyone took in except Neil. He said "I stand up here to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way". Neil never understood that his father only wanted what was best for him. Instead he saw a monster that didn't care about how he felt. He did think about this though to himself, others and Mr. Keating. However he was never able to express himself to his father. Really the only time where did stand up for himself was while he was doing the play and asking for forgiveness. He had many opportunities to sort out there problems but he never took them. This was shown in the movie when Mr. Perry tells Neil to drop some extra-curricular activities. Neil could have said "Well I want to do this" but instead said "Well you know me I'm always doing too much". This is where Neil went wrong. He at things in a different way but Neil never did. This is one reason why Mr. Keating is notresponsible for Neil's death.
At the opening of each dead poet society meeting a quote was said. "I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck all the marrow out of life". All the boys took this to heart and beyond. They seize every moment when it came. Mr. Keating showed the boys that in life you have boundaries, seize every moment but don't go too far. He showed what was right and encouraged them to do the same.Mr. Keating told Neil to talk to his father after his father said he was to quit the play. "Words and ideas can change the world" but Neil second-guessed his father words by saying that his father would never understand. Mr. Keating even went as far as saying to Neil that soon he would be out of school and that he could do whatever he wanted to do but Neil never took this advice.
"Words and ideas can change the world". This line in the movie o


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