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    • Dead Poets Society What does it take to be an individual?
    • As we watch the film, “Dead Poets Society,” we will be focusing on the concept of being an individual in the face of conformity..
    • What are some themes we will see in the film?  Struggling for identity  Fighting conformity  Finding a personal “voice”
    • First, some vocabulary… Individuality
    • Conformity Undaunted Realist Charisma Romantic Identity Individualism Zeal Attributes Unorthodox
    • Definitions         Attributes: a quality or characteristic of someone Undaunted: not discouraged or giving in to fear Zeal: Enthusiastic, devoted to a cause Conformity: Action or behavior along socially accepted standards Romantic: someone influenced richly imaginative ideals or ideas Realist: someone whose ideas are based on facts, not ideals or illusions Charisma: the power to inspire devotion and enthusiasm Unorthodox: different from traditional methods
    • Answer the following questions while watching the movie…         What are the attributes of Mr. Keating? Which character is the most undaunted by the school? Which character has the most charisma? How is Mr. Keating’s teaching style unorthodox? Describe one character’s zeal for something? Explain how the students conform and don’t conform to the standards at the school. Which characters would you consider romantics? Which characters would you consider realists?
    • The completed questions – full sentences – will be due after we finish the movie.
    • In your answers, you must show that you know the meaning of the vocabulary words. There will also be a quiz on the film
    • In your answers, you must show that you know the meaning of the vocabulary words. There will also be a quiz on the film