Angered by this betrayal, Dalton punches Cameron in an impulsive fit displaying his final romantic act, only to be expelled. The last to sign, though unwillingly, is Todd, thus removing John Keating from his treasured position. In one final scene, displaying the beauty of a balance between the two ideals, Todd is able to cry out to Mr. Keating, who stopped by the class to collect his belongings, “ O Captain, my Captain! ” Todd, who previously had no identity, contributed his verse to mankind, climbing to the top of his desk to salute his fallen teacher, who changed his life.
There seems to be a theme for what music is played when. For example, the “Midsummer” music (I still don’t know what it is called or who it’s by) seems to always be played in relation to romanticism (scenes concerning the Neil and the play and also scenes about Knox and Chris). The music played during the kicking the ball scene is Handel who is Baroque. Baroque describes “anything irregular, bizarre, or otherwise departing from established rules and proportions.” (Britannica) Beethoven is borderline classicism/romanticism – depending on which part of his life the piece was composed, and Tchaikovsky is romanticism.