Compare and Contrast: "Dead Poets Society" and "Day of the Last Rock Fight"


Richard Gust
Ms. Fink

The two stories “Dead Poets Society” and “Day of the Last Rock Fight”
have many similarities and differences as do cows and horses. They both walk on
four legs, they are both mammals, and they both live on a farm. They also have
differences in appearances, eating habits, and body functions. In this essay you
will learn about many similarities and differences between the two stories. The
stories “Dead Poets Society” and “Day of the Last Rock Fight” have similarities
and differences.
In the two stories there are differences which include the schools the
children go to. In “Day of the Last Rock Fight” there schools are k-8th grade
where it is all college kids in the other story. The students in “Dead Poets
Society” go to school and live on campus. In “Day of the Last Rock Fight” they
go to school eight class periods and come home. The similarities are both
schools are all boys. Both of the schools have a conflict and could see girls
when they didn\'t have school.
The deaths in the two stories also differ. In “Dead Poets Society” there
is 1 suicide and in “Day of the Last Rock Fight” there is 1 suicide and 1 murder.
The suicide in “Day of the Last Rock Fight” is due to the fact that the cops
found that Peter murdered the bully. And in “Dead Poets Society” it was because
of pressure from the family. The father wanted him to be something that he
didn\'t want for himself. The similarity is that all of these deaths could have
been prevented by listening to each other and talking to each other.
And finally there were similarities and differences in the activities
they were into. The two stories differ because in “Dead Poets Society” the
students snuck out to read poetry and in “Day of the Last Rock Fight” they went
off to have rock fights. The poetry in “Dead Poets Society” was harmless, it
couldn\'t hurt anyone, but in the rock fights someone could have lost an eye or
even a life. They were the same because they both had to sneek off in the
stories to do the illegal activities. When the teachers found about what was
going on in “Day of the Last Rock Fight”, Ronnie lied to cover his buddy. While
in “Dead Poets Society” the students told the truth and went along with it in
fear of being kicked out of the school.
There are alot of similarities and differences in “Dead Poets Society”
and “Day of the Last Rock Fight”. The two stories were just compared as a cow
and a horse could be compared. The two stories were very similar yet at the same
time very different. By doing an exercise like this, it can open your mind to
how different two things are, but if you look a little deeper, it can be very
similar.

Category: English