John Keating, a controversial English teacher, inspires his boarding school students to find their voices through the medium of poetry. This is the premise of the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society,” starring Robin Williams as Keating. The film explores themes of individuality, conformity, and the power of literature to inspire change. Despite mixed reviews upon its release, “Dead Poets Society” has since become a beloved classic and a cultural touchstone for many who have been inspired by its message of seizing the day and following one’s passions. The film has also been credited with influencing a generation of young people to pursue careers in the arts and humanities, and it has even been used as a teaching tool in classrooms around the world.