Dead Poets' Society--John Keating (Robin Williams)
MENG-LING TSAI, Division 3, Graduate school #ws18e-s1d3

I love John Keating in Dead Poets' Society.

Dude's played by Robin Williams. Therefore he's awesome and heart-warming.
John Keating—a character that is not only played by Robin Williams and
therefore awesome and heart-warming, but has also inspired every person who is even remotely attached to the field of education/broadening minds/preaching to the masses about the glory of Lit.

When we first meet Mr. Keating, he's being introduced to the entire school as the new English instructor. Heads swivel toward the new guy as Headmaster Nolan emphasizes the great importance tradition and reputation carry for Welton.

Keating manages to undermine this widespread conception of the liberal arts; he more or less convinces his students that what seems at first of only secondary importance is in fact at the very center of a well-lived life. ""One does not read poetry because it is cute,” he tells his students. “One reads poetry because he is a member of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion! Medicine, Law, Banking--these are necessary to sustain life. But poetry, romance, love, beauty--these are what we stay alive for. ... Poetry is rapture, lads. Without it we are doomed.

His teaching philosophy.Full of rich liberal humanities, lively and thought-provoking way to break the school.The traditional teaching inspires students.It's all about the legacy, of which the old English professor was a part. Seems like Mr. Keating has some big shoes to fill.

So it's no surprise that the students expect their first day of class to be ""same old, same old."" As they wait for Mr. Keating to enter, they take what little opportunity to goof off that they can.

Despite the faculty objections, Mr. Keating imparts some heavy wisdom onto his students. And we don't just mean ""carpe diem,"" though that's certainly an important one.

He teaches them about life, love, and, you guessed it, poetry.

MR. KEATING: We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

He wants the boys to live authentic lives. To really drive his meaning home, Mr. Keating takes the boys outside the classroom…and outside their usual experience. Sometimes they hold class on the soccer field, or on top of his desk. He teaches them the value of individuality and expression, and why it's fundamental to being a member of the human race.

What's more, he teaches them how to dream big. You know, beyond the plans that there mother and father have laid out for them.

like this character.Therefore, I choose to be a teacher.
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