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Dead Poets Society Scene 9

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Scene 9

Scene 9

  • We return to Mr. Keating's class.
  • He calls on Todd, who is too shy to answer. Neil answers instead.
  • Mr. Keating reads them Shakespeare, and, despite their initial hesitation, he gets them to enjoy it.
  • Then he stands on the desk, telling the boys that they must learn to look at the world in a different way. They take turns standing on the desk.
  • As class ends, Mr. Keating tells the students that they must write and read their own poem.
  • He tells Todd that he knows this assignment scares him, and turns out the light.

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