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Comparison Between The Movie Dead Poets Society And The Poem The Pearl

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Comparison Between Dead Poets Society and The Pearl"And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love... these are what we stay alive for."- N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets SocietyThe movie Dead Poets Society and the poem The Pearl are two works from two totally different times. Even if the poem was written in 16th century and the movie was made in 20th century, it is still possible to see some similarities between these two works. There are several themes in both the poem and the movie. If these themes are analyzed well, it is seen that they share common themes. One of these themes is about power and value of love compared to other emotions. Another similarity is the theme of following the passion.
In the poem The Pearl by George Herbert, the main theme is going between knowledge and love. In general, George Herbert is making comparison between intelligence and passion in the poem. For instance, in all stanzas, the first line starts with the phrase "I know" and the last line ends with the phrase "Yet I love thee". In other words, the poet is trying to say "Despite all the knowledge I have, I love you." In the last stanza, this message is clearly seen: I know all these, and have them in my hand/ Therefore not sealed, but with open eyes/ I flie to thee, and fully understand. Thus, the concept of love and intelligence is one of the main themes in the poem The Pearl. Likewise, in the movie Dead Poets Society, the concept and contradiction of love and knowledge is also seen. In the movie, knowledge and intelligence can be associated with the school life of the students and the expectations of their families. After they met Mr. Keating and the idea of carpe diem, these substantial concerns started to be less...

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