The traditionalist Headmaster of Welton, Mr. Nolan sternly aims to entrench the 4 pillars of the institution into the students' minds. He keeps looking for a way to rusticate Mr. Keating as Keating's unconventional ways contradict his own ideals. He ultimately succeeds by making Mr. Keating the scapegoat of Neil Perry's suicide and forcing all members of the Dead Poets Society to confirm that he is responsible for what happened. Mr. Nolan appears old and powerless by the end of the film, when most of the class rebel against him. Mr. Nolan epitomizes the theme of tradition in the movie.
The term " Beatnik " was coined by Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958, a portmanteau on the name of the recent Russian satellite Sputnik and Beat Generation. This suggested that beatniks were (1) "far out of the mainstream of society" and (2) "possibly pro-Communist."  Caen's term stuck and became the popular label associated with a new stereotype—the man with a goatee and beret reciting nonsensical poetry and playing bongo drums while free-spirited women wearing black leotards dance.
Typically, Eliot first published his poems individually in periodicals or in small books or pamphlets, and then collected them in books. His first collection was Prufrock and Other Observations (1917). In 1920, he published more poems in Ara Vos Prec (London) and Poems: 1920 (New York). These had the same poems (in a different order) except that "Ode" in the British edition was replaced with "Hysteria" in the American edition. In 1925, he collected The Waste Land and the poems in Prufrock and Poems into one volume and added The Hollow Men to form Poems: 1909–1925 . From then on, he updated this work as Collected Poems . Exceptions are Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), a collection of light verse; Poems Written in Early Youth , posthumously published in 1967 and consisting mainly of poems published between 1907 and 1910 in The Harvard Advocate , and Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909–1917 , material Eliot never intended to have published, which appeared posthumously in 1997.