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Anthropological Wheen and DPS Questions

Dead Poet’s Society Post-Viewing Discussion Questions
1. What are the four principles of Welton Academy?
2. How are these principles reflected in the school setting? Consider location,
surroundings, items in background, and behavior and dress of students.
3. Describe Neil. What are three words that best fit his personality?
4. How does Neil’s father treat him?
5. How are Neil’s expectations of himself and his father’s expectations different?
6. Describe Todd. Why is he so shy?
7. What examples of peer pressure do you see?
8. What are the school’s expectations of its teachers?
9. What kind of teacher is John Keating?
10. How does John Keating demonstrate the school’s four principles?