Knox is a thoughtful, romantic student at Welton. Over the course of the novel, he falls in love with Chris Noel, the girlfriend of a family friend’s son. Knox’s first attempts to woo Chris are disrespectful at best and assaultive at worst; he even gropes Chris at a party. Later on, Knox tries to use the poetry and eloquence he’s learned form John Keating to woo Chris, and his efforts largely pay off. As the novel ends, Knox and Chris seem to be dating and very much in love.
The timeline below shows where the character Knox Overstreet appears in Dead Poets Society. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...of graduating students went on to the Ivy League. Two students, 16-year-olds Charlie Dalton and Knox Overstreet, smile at this information—they both exemplify the classic, “preppy” Ivy League image. (full context)
...banner, to define honor—honor, Hopkins replies, is “dignity and fulfillment of duty.” Nolan calls on Knox Overstreet, carrying the “discipline” banner, ands Knox explains that discipline is “respect for parents, teachers,... (full context)
It is time for the students’ parents to say goodbye to them. Charlie Dalton and Knox Overstreet’s parents hug their children affectionately, while Neil Perry’s father just stands stiffly by his... (full context)
...is a half-day. Pitts and Meeks go to work on their secret project—building a radio. Knox, meanwhile, bikes over to Ridgeway High School. When he arrives at school, he’s surprised to... (full context)
...calls, “Poetrusic.” He plays very well—his parents made him take clarinet lessons, he explains. Suddenly, Knox bursts out, “If I don’t have Chris, I’ll kill myself!” He walks briskly out of... (full context)