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* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler: Neil commits suicide to escape his abusive father; Todd is left even more unhappy than he was at the start of the film; [[DeanBitterman Dean Nolan]] fires Keating and intends to prevent him from ever teaching again; the Dead Poets Society is disbanded and forced to turn on Keating and Charlie gets expelled for punching Cameron. In the final scene, Nolan takes over Keating's class, throwing aside everything he taught and reinstating the unfeeling, Pritchard approach to learning poetry. ...But just before Keating leaves for good, Todd - the student he encouraged the most - finds his courage and leads over half his class (including students who weren't in the Society) to farewell Keating, proving to him they will see the world in new and inspiration ways and that they won't be forget him. [[note]] Cameron, who made a plea bargain with Dean Nolan to save the school's reputation, as the main exception. [[/note]]

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* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler: Neil commits suicide to escape his abusive father; Todd is left even more unhappy than he was at the start of the film; [[DeanBitterman Dean Nolan]] fires Keating and intends to prevent him from ever teaching again; the Dead Poets Society is disbanded and forced to turn on Keating and Charlie gets expelled for punching Cameron. In the final scene, Nolan takes over Keating's class, throwing aside everything he taught and reinstating the unfeeling, Pritchard approach to learning poetry. ...But just before Keating leaves for good, Todd - the student he encouraged the most - finds his courage and leads over half his class (including students who weren't in the Society) to farewell Keating, proving to him they will see the world in new and inspiration ways and that they won't be forget him. [[note]] Cameron, who made a plea bargain with Dean Nolan to save the school's reputation, as the main exception. [[/note]][[/note]] ]]


* AmbiguousEnding / LeftHanging: [[spoiler: The film ends on the [[{{SignatureScene}} iconic desk sequence]] with the boys defying the school to farewell Keating...but it's unclear what will happen to them all afterwards. Nolan had just threatened to expel anyone if they spoke up and Todd especially is bound to face severe punishment for starting the rebellion. Is the Dead Poets Society over for good or will the boys start it up again? Keating's fate is uncertain as well - WordOfGod said he was depressed after Neil died and the boys actions helped lift his spirits, but it's left ambiguous if he'll truly recover.]]

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* AmbiguousEnding / LeftHanging: [[spoiler: The film ends on the [[{{SignatureScene}} iconic desk sequence]] with the boys defying the school to farewell Keating...but it's unclear what will happen to them all afterwards. Nolan had just threatened to expel anyone if they spoke up and Todd especially is bound to face severe punishment for starting the rebellion. Is the Dead Poets Society over for good or will the boys start it up again? Keating's fate is uncertain as well - WordOfGod said he was depressed after Neil died and the boys actions helped lift his spirits, but it's left ambiguous not confimred if he'll truly recover.recover or what he's going to do in the future.]]



* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler:Neil commits suicide to escape his abusive father, [[DeanBitterman Dean Nolan]] intends to prevent Keating from ever teaching again (and will subject him to prosecution if he broke any laws) and Charlie gets expelled for punching Cameron in the face. In the final scene, Nolan takes over Keating's class and attempts to reinstate the Pritchard approach to learning poetry and estimating its greatness on a graph chart. Just before Keating leaves the school for good, Todd - the student he encouraged the most - leads over half his class (including students who weren't in the Society) to farewell Keating, proving to him they will see the world in new ways, learning about their world in an inspirational way, and that he won't be forgotten by the students he helped to inspire (With Cameron, who made a plea bargain with Dean Nolan to save the school's reputation, as the main exception)]].

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* RayOfHopeEnding: [[spoiler:Neil [[spoiler: Neil commits suicide to escape his abusive father, father; Todd is left even more unhappy than he was at the start of the film; [[DeanBitterman Dean Nolan]] fires Keating and intends to prevent Keating him from ever teaching again (and will subject him again; the Dead Poets Society is disbanded and forced to prosecution if he broke any laws) turn on Keating and Charlie gets expelled for punching Cameron in the face. Cameron. In the final scene, Nolan takes over Keating's class class, throwing aside everything he taught and attempts to reinstate reinstating the unfeeling, Pritchard approach to learning poetry and estimating its greatness on a graph chart. Just poetry. ...But just before Keating leaves the school for good, Todd - the student he encouraged the most - finds his courage and leads over half his class (including students who weren't in the Society) to farewell Keating, proving to him they will see the world in new ways, learning about their world in an inspirational way, and inspiration ways and that he they won't be forgotten by the students he helped to inspire (With forget him. [[note]] Cameron, who made a plea bargain with Dean Nolan to save the school's reputation, as the main exception)]].exception. [[/note]]


--> Todd: ''"I-I'm not like you. All right? You - you say things and people listen. I'm, I'm not like that."''
--> Neil: ''"[[{{ArmourPiercingQuestion}} Don't you think you could be?]]"''


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--> Todd: (to Neil) ''"I-I'm not like you. All right? You - you say things and people listen. I'm, I'm not like that."''
--> Neil: ''"[[{{ArmourPiercingQuestion}} Don't Well, don't you think you could be?]]"''


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Both Keating and Neil try to get Todd to realise this about himself. [[spoiler: They're more than [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} proved right in the end]].]]
--> Keating: ''"Mr. Anderson thinks that everything inside of him is worthless and embarrassing...Well, I think you're wrong. I think you have something inside of you that is worth a great deal."''

--> Todd: ''"I-I'm not like you. All right? You - you say things and people listen. I'm, I'm not like that."''
--> Neil: ''"[[{{ArmourPiercingQuestion}} Don't you think you could be?]]"''



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Neil regularly bypasses any personal space Todd has; whether he's tussling with him in their room, smacking him with whatever object that's on hand, or leaning in oddly close for conversations.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Neil regularly blithely bypasses any personal space Todd has; whether he's tussling with him in their room, smacking him with whatever object that's on hand, or leaning in oddly close for conversations.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Neil regularly bypasses any personal space Todd has; whether he's tussling with him in their room, smacking him with whatever object that's on hand, or leaning in oddly close for conversations.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Neil and Todd's dynamic definitely comes across as closer than simply roommates. [[spoiler:Todd reacts to Neil's death like a distraught lover, and all of the other poets are more worried about looking after him than their own grief, even though they've been friends with Neil for years, and Todd has only known him for a few months.]] Not to mention unlike the rest of boys, neither of them show much interest in the girls Charlie brings into the society.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Neil and Todd's dynamic definitely comes across as closer than simply roommates. [[spoiler:Todd reacts to Neil's death like a distraught lover, and all of the other poets are more worried about looking after him than their own grief, even though they've been friends with Neil for years, and Todd has only known him for a few months.]] Not to mention unlike Unlike the rest of boys, neither of them show much interest in the girls Charlie brings into the society.



** Neil barely manages to avoid the harsher military academy by committing suicide.

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** [[spoiler: Neil barely manages to avoid the harsher military academy by committing suicide.]]


* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for him. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]

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* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd.Todd through his anxiety and insecurities. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for him. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]


* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for him. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]

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* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety.Todd. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for him. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]


* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for the impact he's had. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with Neil and Todd. Like Keating, Neil spends much of the movie supporting Todd, notably over his terrible parents. When Mr Perry turns up to take Neil away, Todd attempts to go and speak to Neil, but he's dragged off before Todd has a chance to do anything. [[{{TearJerker}} Neil commits suicide that night]].]]

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* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for the impact he's had.him. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with Neil and Todd. Like Keating, Neil spends much of the movie supporting Todd, notably over his terrible parents. When Mr Perry turns up to take Neil away, Todd attempts to go and speak to Neil, but he's dragged off before Todd has a chance to do anything. [[{{TearJerker}} Neil commits suicide that night]].]]


* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest and, per WordOfGod, deeply depressed, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for the impact he's had on their lives.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with Neil and Todd. Like Keating, Neil spends much of the movie supporting Todd, notably comforting him over his terrible parents. When Mr Perry turns up to take Neil away near the end of the film, Todd attempts to go and speak to Neil, but he's dragged away before Todd has a chance to do anything. [[{{TearJerker}} Neil commits suicide that night]].]]

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* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest and, per WordOfGod, deeply depressed, lowest, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for the impact he's had on their lives.had. WordOfGod says that was the only thing that comforted Keating in his depression.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with Neil and Todd. Like Keating, Neil spends much of the movie supporting Todd, notably comforting him over his terrible parents. When Mr Perry turns up to take Neil away near the end of the film, away, Todd attempts to go and speak to Neil, but he's dragged away off before Todd has a chance to do anything. [[{{TearJerker}} Neil commits suicide that night]].]]

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* NowLetMeCarryYou: Keating spends much of the movie encouraging Todd through his insecurities and anxiety. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, when Keating is at his lowest and, per WordOfGod, deeply depressed, it's Todd who instigates the boy's show of support, assuring Keating that they're grateful for the impact he's had on their lives.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with Neil and Todd. Like Keating, Neil spends much of the movie supporting Todd, notably comforting him over his terrible parents. When Mr Perry turns up to take Neil away near the end of the film, Todd attempts to go and speak to Neil, but he's dragged away before Todd has a chance to do anything. [[{{TearJerker}} Neil commits suicide that night]].]]


*** Though to be fair Keating ''isn't'' telling the boys to go off and become artists - just to appreciate art, poetry and beauty, and make their lives meaningful in their own way. While Neil discovers a love for acting; the other boys seize the day differently, such Knox pursuing Chris and Todd gaining confidence in himself.

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*** Though to be fair Keating ''isn't'' telling the boys to go off and become artists - just to appreciate art, poetry and beauty, beauty in general, and make their lives meaningful in their own way. While Neil discovers a love for acting; the other boys seize the day differently, in different ways, such Knox pursuing Chris and Todd gaining confidence in himself. confidence.

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*** Though to be fair Keating ''isn't'' telling the boys to go off and become artists - just to appreciate art, poetry and beauty, and make their lives meaningful in their own way. While Neil discovers a love for acting; the other boys seize the day differently, such Knox pursuing Chris and Todd gaining confidence in himself.

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* StutterStop: Todd has a noticeable stammer and struggles through most conversations. However, Keating manages to provoke him into producing a fluid, free-style poem in front of the whole class and [[spoiler: at the end, Todd shouts out his salute to Keating.]]

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