salon36_沙龙国际salon36_www.salon36.com官网（二） There are certain films that can heavily shock your soul, then elicit your thinking, and finally change your life. No doubt Dead Poets Society is one of these infrequent films. It is a film about a teacher and his students. It is a film about perseverance and change. It is a film about love and cruelty. The film is set in the United States in 1959. It shows us a series of things which happened to Mr.Keating and the young boys in Wilton Preparatory School. Mr.John Keating is certainly the main character of this film. He is a respectable teacher with a high self-cultivation. He has an advanced conception which is different from tranditional educatin. The other two main characters are Neil, a boy who is keen on performing, and Todd, a boy with a little shyness. From Todd, I see how a boy grows into a man. The film starts with the opening ceremony of Wilton Preparatory School. Todd, a shy boy, starts his school life with his roommate, Neil. On the first lesson, their taecher, Mr.Keating, just told them 'Seize the day, make your life extraordinary‘。 He reads Whitman's poet Oh Captain! My Captain. He taught the students to swim against the steam and to be themselves but not to perform. Students regard Mr.Keating as a different teacher. Neil rebuilds the 'Dead Poets Society’。 The menbers fall in love with poets, as well as Todd. When Mr.Keating asks students to try writing a poem, Todd has no idea. Mr.Keating is quite angry. With Mr.Keating's stimulation, the youngster first time shows great talent, reading his own poem loudly. On the evening of Todd's birthday, he talks about his birthday present which is the same every year and his brother ,who is so excellent that makes him feel inferior, with Neil, with sadness and a little self-mockery on his face. Neil encourages him a lot. Finally, Todd breaks up the disgusting present. Todd smiles to Neil, from the bottom of his heart. Neil has a sading ending. After performing on the stage, Neil's father takes him home and warns him again. He just wants his son to be a doctor. Feeling despairing, in the midmight, Neil commits suicide with a gun. Both Neil's parents and the school think that Mr.Keating is the only reason for Neil's death and decide to fire him. A second before Mr.Keating leaves the classroom, Todd stands up on the desk for his captain, with the menbers of Dead Poets Society followed. At that time, Todd throws out his recreance and becomes a real man. That is the end of this film. I have to say that Neil's death is a certain event, whether there is a 'John Keating' or not.(www.lz13.cn) It is not hard to see the long distance between ideality and reality. What Mr.Keating said and taught just strengthens the conflict between Neil's heart and traditional conception. Neil despairs, but Todd doesn't. We can see that Todd learns a lot from Neil and Mr.Keating, such as optimist, perseverance, courage and many other qualities which he doesn't have before. So he stands up, and dares to shout what he thinks. I love the boy named Todd and his growth. I love the teacher called Captain and his freedom. I love the beauty of dream, as well as the cruelty of reality. The film is not only a profound story but also a sincere advice. Seize the day, make your life extraodinary. We just need to be ourselves and grow up step by step, with a clear conscience and a tenacious spirit, like a boy grows into a man.