Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Verdict is In: Dead Poets Society is a Modern Day Greek Tragedy

I have always maintained that the wonderful film, Dead Poets Society, is a modern-day Greek tragedy. So, I have over the years given my AP Literature students the opportunity to view this film and analyze it using this lens for extra credit. This year did not disappoint. We got some great blog posts out of this. Funny that an extra credit assignment gets us some of the best writing of the whole year. 

The overwhelming opinion from almost all of my students was that Dead Poets Society is indeed a modern-day Greek tragedy. Only one author said it wasn't quite a Greek tragedy. Go ahead and check out these blog posts. really enjoyed this one in particular. post is the one that doesn't believe that the film is quite a Greek tragedy.

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