In general, suicide Is a planned act which has been contemplated for a long time, but for Neil is was a spontaneous decision made on the basis of the hopelessness he felt. In addition, Neil never seeks for help even when the opportunities arise. He tries to please everyone thinking that it would, too, please himself, however it leads to many lies and a complex misunderstanding between the boys, Mr.
Goals Make his son a doctor and force him into a life of studying which he doesn't want. Crimes Forcing his son into military school Inadvertently getting his son to commit suicide Getting Mr. He is portrayed by Kurtwood Smith, famously known for his portrayal of Clarence Boddicker.
Contents [ show ] Appearance Mr. Perry is an elderly man with short hair and stern facial features. He is almost always wearing a fancy suit or black trench coat. Perry is a very cold, dispassionate individual.
His idea of succeeding in life was to place his son in a very strict and demanding school. He would always speak to his son in a very formal manner, never asking him about his Tragedy dead poets society is going or how his interactions with his peers and teachers are and always demand perfection out of Neil.
His son is very afraid of him and hid his involvement in the school play because of his father's disapproval of it. He is very impatient and is unwilling to listen to his son's opinion or anyone else's except his own.
Even when he witnessed the standing ovation his son received and all of the praise his peers and Mr. Keating gave him, it meant nothing to him, and he coldly told Mr. Keating not to talk to his son. It was because of this impatience, unwillingness to change his ways and lack of understanding of who his son was and what he wanted to be that resulted in his son committing suicide.
Additionally, after his son committed suicide, instead of owning up to his own mistakes and realizing he had a part to play in the tragedy, he instead chose to blame Mr.
Keating, believing it was his unorthodox teaching methods that changed Neil and got him dismissed from his job. Despite all of these things, he does care for his son and made countless sacrifices for him in order to give him the opportunities he himself never had and to succeed in life, and as expected of a father, he broke down upon seeing his son's lifeless body.
Perry was known for the majority of the film as a man who was forcing his son, Neil, to live the life he Mr. With absolutely no regard whatsoever for his son's desires or emotion, Mr.
Perry callously browbeat Neil to become a doctor. Neil himself said his father never once asked him what he wanted, how he felt or what his thoughts on anything were. Perry figured that what he wanted for Neil was best and was all that mattered, therefore he never considered the damage he was doing.
When Neil auditioned for a play, which was the first thing he had ever done against his dad's wishes, Mr. Perry came down hard on him and forbid him to do the play. However, Neil did it anyway and got a standing ovation for his performance, making him happier than he had ever been in his life.
It was sadly short-lived as Mr. Perry, in retaliation, pulled Neil out of his school and told him he was going to be enrolled in military school before attending Harvard.
Neil attempted to stand up to his father and demonstrate how acting made him happy but Mr. Perry continuously shot him down and made it abundantly clear that Neil had utterly no choice in the direction in which his life would go.
Once Neil saw that his happiness could not have meant less to his father, he made yet another life choice for himself: Perry found Neil's body, he broke down in devastation and held his son's body, crying and shouting in heartbreak and disbelief.
This was proof that Mr. Perry loved Neil an incredible amount under all his cold-heartedness, but sadly never made that clear to the poor boy.
Still, rather than accept any responsibility for Neil's death, Mr. Perry assisted in getting John Keating fired, even though Mr. Keating was the teacher and only adult who had encouraged Neil to embrace his passion of acting.The real tragedy that I think is subtly expressed in this movie is the idea of credentialism; that the real reason the kids go to this school is not to receive a great education, in the true sense, but to receive some social grooming, some technical skills, and a diploma which will pave their way to an elite higher education, so they can do.
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