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"Dead Poets Society": Standing for Truth

The movie Dead Poets Society is about a controversial teacher and a class of teenage boys at a prestigious New England prep school in the 1950s. John Keating (played by Robin Williams) challenges the status quo at an institution where traditions have calcified. Keating, who attended Helton Academy a decade earlier, introduces his young disciples to a thirst for knowledge and life by exposing them to the classical poets. He teaches them to look at life from new vantage points.

To illustrate his approach he once had them stand on his desk ...

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