Julius Caesar annual Roman history contest edition. Discuss what the effects are if a senator, like Bell, has no moral commitment. The success of schools rely on how well the teachers work towards achieving the chool goals and what contribution they have given to the successful change in the school. How much do we create for ourselves? One theme in virtue theory concerns whether there some virtues are more important than the others, and might even underpin all virtuous conduct. Sedgewick Bell for the competition and Professor Hundert was asked to conduct the final competition mong the three finalists. It will be tough to sort out the white hats from the black hats until the end of the movie, which gives a clear rendition of a psychopath.
Hundert is later told that Sedgewick Bell will make a tremendous donation to Saint Benedict's, but that is contingent upon Hundert hosting a Mr. But, I would on the other hand had met Mr. Hundert wanted to prevent from happening. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. No one wants to lose. Benedict's School for Boys, an exclusive private academy on the East Coast where Hundert drills his charges on the moral lessons to be learned through the study of Greek and Roman philosophers.
What will this do to his son? Jesse Eisenberg — He acts as Louis Masoudi, a classmate of Sedgewick also. Hundert a teacher of classics at a prestigious preparatory school, and an unruly or misunderstood student, Sedgwick Bell. Lessons abound for the students and teacher culminating in a reunion 25 years later. One reason is that like another popular setting, submarines, they present a closed environment. The three finalists are determined by a series of essays given by Hundert, and the three highest net scores proceed to the finals, where they stand on stage in togas and answer trivia questions about ancient Roman history. Hundert a teacher of classics at a prestigious preparatory school, and an unruly or misunderstood student, Sedgwick Bell. Both Bell and the man on the headset are stumped, but Mehta quickly recites the plaque that was above Hundert's wall, and wins the contest again.
While the men applaud, Hundert is aghast that he was used for political grandstanding. Twenty-five years later, Hundert and Elizabeth are married, and the headmaster of St. So basically after being chopped off at the knees in what he regards being a teacher is all about, and after seeing that Sedgwick was wanting of a father figure. These subplots are stitched on to the main narrative with annoying haphazardness, as though the director, Michael Hoffman, and the screenwriter, Neil Tolkin, were trying to cover up the essential thinness of Mr. Hundert continues, saying that as a teacher it is his duty to mold Sedgwick. As a portrait of the escalator that speeds the sons of the rich upward toward power, it is unusually realistic. Sedgwick falls back to his old habits of goofing off and creating mischief in the classroom.
Also in the latter stage of the movie there was seen change in the way the management team had started looking towards St. The younger actors, especially Mr. What do Enron, Martha Stuart, Worldcom, and Bill Clinton or just about any political figure have in common? Hundert is called up from retirement to moderate the contest. Things coming to point when Sedgwick flips off Mr. In the final version of the film, the extent of their relationship is ambiguous. Hundert thought that It would be a morale booster for Sedgewick that he Is amongst the flrst three of the Mr.
What will this do to the people in his state? Can morals be properly instilled in a young person outside of religion? When passed-over as headmaster by a younger colleague who excels mainly in fund-raising and networking, he resigns. In the end during a press talk Sedgewick was mentioning about the importance of virtues and principals in ones life and how the American people should adhere to it. Bell's arrival in the middle of the term it seems that St. Hundert is fully aware of his ethical shortcomings in the matter of young Sedgewick. Their characters seem to perpetually butt heads, or at least be contrasting moral characters. The students here are the children of rich men. Benedict School, the management had started to think in a much market oriented manner, as in they wanted to raise funds and for that, Prof.
Hundert quietly retires to his room, and wakes up the next morning expecting to find his students down at breakfast. Have we lost an important tool for teaching virtue? Hundert as soon as he found that Sedgewick Bell was cheating he told the Headmaster Mr. Hundert lost the moral high ground so to speak. Do you think Professor William Hundert did the right thing? As we saw in the movie that before Sedgewick Joined the school, the functioning was normal, as he got admitted and started making friends he started having impact of his behavior on his peers, they had started doing all kinds of unexpected things in the school. We care for him, not because he is perfect, but because he regrets so sincerely that he is not.
However, the means to that end were wrong. The filmmakers, though, construe these as life-defining character traits. One student comes to class late: the son of Martin Blythe, who gladly waves hello to his old teacher from outside the window. The mechanics of the eventual confrontation between Sedgewick and his own son are ingenious, devastating and unanswerable. This program identified students in the 5th grade that might require assistance to complete high school. I like to look beneath the surface. This rebellious type of attitude caught the attention of the most of his classmates.
Their characters seem to perpetually butt heads, or at least be contrasting moral characters. What do you have to show for yourself? Davidtz's character, Elizabeth the only one in the picture referred to solely by her given name , a portly, benevolent headmaster Edward Herrmann and an ambitious young instructor Rob Morrow who embody, in turn, the nobility and the political scheming that lurks even in fictitious bastions of social privilege. This film has several good lessons to share. I would have requested my best known counselor to assist this child and guide him as he had a long way ahead of him. Who else influences a person's character and values? During the course of the essays, Hundert surprisingly sees a changed Bell, one who begins working hard in his studying and overachieves Hundert's expectations. Hundert associates himself with Sedgwick, after meeting Senator Bell; Hundert realizes that they both had very demanding and emotionally distant fathers.