Why do we fly the flags half-mast?
I think it means something now it didn’t in the past.
What once was a symbol of grief and respect,
Now represents hatred, blindness, neglect
For others, and the lives that are taken.
I think somewhere along the line, someone was mistaken.
Our country is caught in the midst of a storm.
Since when did grief become the new norm?
Flying a lowered flag was a sign of hurt pride,
As mentioned above, respect for those who died,
And their loved ones who kneeled at their side and cried
For the future guaranteed which now is denied.
But for nearly a month now when I go outside,
I’ve seen this symbol of fallen pride.
Each day is filled with grief and despair.
You can feel the hatred rise in the air.
The streets are full of strengthening tension.
Why can’t everyone just pay attention?
With every day lost, we increase the cost,
The cost of the peace we so desperately want.
We spend so much time grieving, hating and blaming
When we should be uniting, together reclaiming
This country we fought so fervently for.
The time to sit back and take it’s no more!
Now I’m not saying we shouldn’t mourn a lost brother,
But mourning is one thing, giving up is another.
And flying our flags half mast each day,
Feels like we’re mourning a death on it’s way.
The death of us, this country, our nation.
It’s like we grieve in anticipation.
But now is the day to bring that mourning to an end.
We must all come together, as a people, as friends,
And raise this nation to what it was meant to be:
The home of the brave and the land of the free.
According to the movie "Dead Poets Society", there are some strong groups where culture of the school and those groups are influence each other. Welton Academy was an interdisciplinary foundation where some elements of culture were illustrate to the teachers, students, parents or guardians group, school administration group and affiliates group to symbolic perspective of thinking, established guidelines and structures in their attempts to motivate and inspire each other. At the beginning of the story hallways, dormitories and class room are steadily introduced to the group of students that are at the center of the story. Students group has leadership abilities like Neil, self-confident and about to discover the inspiring power of poetry like Charlie Dalton are individually influences by the teacher group and administration group. Mr. Keating, English literature teacher was explored and motivated some elements of culture and illustrate to the students to desire for charismatic leadership, change raises question concerning about literature and real life. In parents group, we see most clearly in the value tight spot faced by Neil Perry and the opposition to his father. Neil and his father relationship were a struggle for control of all disagreements like battles with win-lose outcomes. Neil had wished to be an actor and knew that it would definitely be against his father's wished. Another linked between parents and students group was Todd and his family. Todd's parents had given him the same desk set which he got two following years and that was upsetting him. Instead to administration group, it was encouraging conformity through seduction to the students group. In this movie Students made a group name Dead poets society (DPS) which was insolence and penalize the deviant by the administration. But this group would be continued of some students to take part by all kind of persuade, pressure and negotiate. Neil was a leader in that group activity who praises his accomplishments and shares personal secrets with others.
Throughout the movie, there are several situations in which characters acted individually, deliberately disobeying conventional authority, in order to follow their dreams. In some cases, such conflicts had positive outcomes (transcendentalism); in other cases such outbursts of individualism had deadly consequences for reckless individuals, like Neil (existentialism). In either case, however, the process of self-discovery and free thinking was inevitable; after being granted freedom for the first time, both Neil and Knox were reluctant to surrender their new independence without a fight. Neil and Knox’s fearless nonconformity will forever demonstrate the importance and necessity of self-discovery and individual growth to new generations of teenagers to come.