This story is about seeking freedom and intense resist to the established norms. Mr. Keating fights against the old traditional education system, with his full passion because he wants to help students understand the value of life. I admired his behavior, and also approved of his idea, “seize the day”. He is not only the students’ English teacher, but also motivates them to grow their spirits.
Neil Perry is a student of Mr. Keating, he fights against his father. Neil Perry is under the thumb of his overbearing father. He likes acting, so he insists on it. At last he gets success in acting as a clown. But, at the end of the film we see that he commits suicide. When he faces the cold language of his father, who tramples his self-esteem, he loses hope. His father robs him of his survival, which is based on following Neil’s own dream. Death for Neil, is freedom. Mr. Keating is framed for Neal's death, and as a result, he is leave. I got revved up by the tragic ending of the film, which cruel reality gives the hopeful youth a heavy blow.
I don’t want too much description about who was right. Everyone hold the self point of view, with the time and the environment is different, we are not sure who is right and who is wrong. I just want to say that I admired Mr. Keating. When he packed his luggage, and went walks out the door. The students collectively stood up onto the table saying: “Oh, Captain, my captain!” After this the screen went silent. This is silent screen, but significant, because I saw the flame of youth.