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O Captain! My Captain!
(Robin Williams)  இڿڰۣ
by VENUS: February 24, 2017


O Captain! My Captain! – Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue?  
It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either
call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.

[ John Keating (Robin Williams) ]
Robin Williams as English teacher John Keating, in Dead Poets Society, encouraged his students to go against the status quo,
think different, seize the day and stand up for what is right. And yes, love poetry, it is what makes us passionate...

Music and spoken word are from the scene when Mr.Keating (Robin Williams) is asked to leave by Nolan, the headmaster, and
students are asked to sit down as they feel passionate and daring to show their support to the recently dismissed teacher, by
reciting the phrase while standing on their desks on his honor.  

My sketch portrait of Mr. Williams is from that moment in the movie, when he turns around and thanks his students. It truly reflects
his beautiful heart, mind and so much integrity! It is the vantage point I see him from.

Robin Williams was and remains the most touching, inspiring and heart-warming comedian, actor and human being. He was
destined to move us with each and every role he played.
As he once said: “ I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be. ”
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