Thread: Dead Poets Society
But a couple of weeks ago a copy of "Dead Poets Society" came into my hands and kept me awake all night.
Many of the above books I found fascinating, but I have never read a book so affecting and absorbing as DPS.
I have actually never seen the movie (I only heard there was one), but if it conveyed only half of the feeling, that is in the Book, it would be worth an oscar...
I really wondered, whether anybody else here has ever read that book...
Seriously though, my friends and I had tried to put together a Dead Poets Society once while I was in high school and then a second time when I was studying in Heidelberg. We had rules and everything. Very geeky. In high school, we even stood up on chairs and said, "Oh Captain, My Captain," to our teacher the last day of the school year. *gag* There is just so much feeling and passion in the movie that it really touches a part of one's soul...besides the fact that I am a sucker for the Romantics (the poets that is).
I have not seen the movie jet, but from what I heard it stays pretty close to the book. I'm really looking foreward to see it myself...
I really loved the description of the meetings in the cave and (although it was slightly unrealistic) the whole part about Knox and Chris...
Sorry, but I have never even heard of A seperate Piece/Peace (??! Which of those is the right one?)
but I would like to read it. What is it about?
DPS was written by Nancy H. Kleinbaum, for all who want to know... (You won't find that info on the net easyly)
By the way: Have a good time Eva! *big hug* Hope to see you again...
You said you studied in Heidelberg?
You've been verry close to my hometown, then... Yay!
I hereby open the first online meeting of the Dead Poets Society.
Here is the ritual introduction by our member Henry David Thoreau.
I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life ...
To put to rout all that was not life,
And not, when I came to die, Discover that I had not lived.
And now "Aragorn" by our member J.R.R.Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
And the throneless again shall be king.
I read a lot of history,
But things not really show, no, no.
Why them drop them bombs ina arabia?
Why the children burn and suffer ina Africa?
Leave us up the righteous fightin for superpower,
But judgement gotta fall...
mi go so then
I know ya luvin’ is superior
The devil complex inferior, oh yes,
Bowing to ya silver and gold.
(Am I the only person posting here?)
Dead Poets Society is about a group of students in a boarding school, who
are constantly surpressed by their parents.
They want to start living for themselves and reestablish the Dead Poets
Society, a secret organisation one of their teachers had told them
In the Dead Poets Society they read poetry to each other. Any kind of poetry is allowed.
Its purpose is to suck out the marrow of life and to put to rout all that is not life. That is a quote of H.D.Thoreau, which is ceremoniosly read at the beginning of each meeting (see above)
The special thing about the Dead Poets Society is that you can only become a full member after your death. Beforethat you are only a novice.
Great book, too. Thanks for the recommending Idrilcuthalien.
But I don't quite see the parralelity to DPS. Maybe you could explain that in case you ever get to read this....
We also watched the movie after finishing reading the book, but I was somehow disappointed of it. I liked the book more than the movie.
As I read some of the posts above I've learned that some read it in class ,Is the book a part of schoolwork ? I remember that we read Lord of the Fliesin English class and The Garden Party . anyone else who did that during school?