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In Dead Poet's Society, what is the significance of Mr. Keating whistling the 1812 overture? What is the significance of an Indian Cave as the meeting spot for the club?

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help forum. Although this film received a harsh review, I personally liked it!

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    Tchaikovsky's 1812 is often alluded to in other artistic creations, especially where conflict is an important theme. Examples include:
    • In the film Dead Poets Society (1989) the patriotic cannon tune is whistled by a free-thinking teacher as he strolls the grounds of a tradition-bound school.

    Just listen to the music. Isn't it stirring?

    As for Indian Caves, they have to do with history and folklore.

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  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_Overture

    This is the site that Sra was trying to send you.

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