Keating - for starting the ball rolling.
Mr. Perry - for being the archetypal 1959 father.
Todd - for not being strong enough to keep Neil from doing acting.
Neil himself - for taking carpe diem past the limits it was designed for.
I don't think that Keating's message was wrong although I do believe
that it was a bit too forward thinking for a school steeped in tradition.
I think he did it because he knew what "Hellton" was like. Mr. Perry should
have had more understanding. He didn't have to retract his position, just
try to see things from another angle. Todd isn't really to blame, I just
threw that one in. He could have tried more but just was pulled along by
Neil's large personality. Ultimately Neil was to blame for his suicide
as he did it, but I don't think that he was to blame for being screwed
up and forced into a situation enhanced by the arrival of a new wave. He
latched onto this to help him. Keating wasn't wrong but should've seen
the implications and done something about it. Mr. Perry wasn't likely to
see the faults in anything of his choosing and it was the easiest to blame
Keating although he didn't instigate the DPS, he only didn't throttle it
when he had the chance. Why should he know how it would get out of hand?