Dead Poets Society: Dramatic Structure & Character Archetypes



Hero: Neil Perry                                            The Ancient Mystagogue: John Keating







The Enemy: Mr. Perry                                  The Threshold Guardian: The Principal, Mr. Nolan


The Shape Shifter: Todd Anderson            The Trickster: Charlie Dalton


“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!”

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