Dead Poets Society - Teen Version - Word Document [Download]
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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Movie Bible Study for Teens

Publisher's Description

A timeless drama about golden and missed opportunities, the dangers of conformity, and the power of influence.


Dead Poets Society tells the story of John Keating, an English teacher who returns to the prep school he attended to inspire his students with refrains of carpe diem (seize the day). Keating s unconventional teaching methods challenge the students to make their lives extraordinary, to swim against the stream, and to dare to become freethinkers, despite what their parents and the school administrators want.

This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. How much should a person try to follow a carpe diem mentality? What are the advantages and disadvantages of playing by the rules and its opposite, living totally by your own rules? How does the movie portray the influence of parents and authorities? What is the purpose of education?

Discussion Guide

    Movie Summary

    Discussing the Scenes

--Carpe Diem: Seize the Day
(Genesis 6; Mark 5:21 34; Luke 9:24; 10:38 42; John 10:10;
1 Corinthians 15:58)

--Conformity vs. Individuality
(2 Corinthians 3:17; 6:14; Matthew 6:24)

--Parental Influence
(Exodus 20:12; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:1 4; Hebrews 13:17)

    As the Credits Roll

Based On

Dead Poets Society (Touchstone Pictures, 1989), rated PG.

This Bible study is not an endorsement of the movie by Christianity Today International. Before watching this film, please get advice and guidance from your parents or youth pastor.

Photo © Touchstone Pictures.

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.

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