The men wave goodbye as Hundert's helicopter departs, and he reflects that while he failed with Bell, he succeeded with others. However, when Hundert sees Bell using crib notes, the headmaster orders Hundert to ignore it.
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. Metha answers correctly and once again wins. Hundert immediately tenders his resignation, much to the Board's chagrin, and retires.
They remind us of that in the classroom, and that alone makes them worth knowing and worth having in society. This is a dynamic Midpoint that sends the movie for a complete loop. The film stresses the importance of classics in teaching virtues.
Blythe verbally forgives Hundert, but his body language is ambiguous.
Honestly, this scene is a bolt from the blue—which is both a good thing and a bad thing under the circumstances. But he is flawed. Hundert because of his prestigious father.
Is that a character flaw in William? Hundert dejectedly returns to St. Hundert keeps the incident to himself but the trust and respect he had developed for Sedgewick has been broken.
However, Hundert notices Bell does a peculiar motion whenever he is asked a question, where he put his hands over his eyes. The moral indiscretions in the film seem comparatively minor — Hardwick bending the rules to help Sedgewickand Sedgewick cheating in a competition.
Shortly after his announcement, Hundert and Bell run into each other in the men's room, where Hundert confronts Bell about his immorality.
Rather than showing him as some sort of saintly figure, screenwriter Neil Tolkin working from a short story by Ethan Canin and director Michael Hoffman allow Hundert's humanity to shine through.
What will your contribution be?
Twenty-five years later, Hundert and Elizabeth are married, and the headmaster of St. If the scene was left it, would this have made William a bad man on balance — and even a hypocrite? The cheating is never publicized, but the trust Bell and Hundert had in each other is broken.
With considerable satisfaction, Hundert realizes that while he failed with Bell, most of his other students have grown to become upstanding gentlemen.
One theme in virtue theory concerns whether there some virtues are more important than the others, and might even underpin all virtuous conduct.
What will your contribution be? Afterwards Bell announces that he will be running for a seat in the U. Hundert feels he has failed as a teacher, especially considering he disallowed Blythe from participating.
In what way did he try to mold his son's character? After Hundert intentionally raises Bell's class rank by one place, Bell finishes in the top 3 in Hundert's class and qualifies for the traditional end of the year Mr.
Benedicts or at least had a teacher like Mr.The Emperor’s Club Inciting Event: Unmotivated and rebellious student Sedgewick Ball arrives at the elite St. Benedict’s School for Boys and immediately proves himself. Plot summary for The Emperor's Club (), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more.
Sep 08, · THE EMPEROR'S CLUB centers on an inspiring and committed teacher of classical history, Mr.
Hundert (Kevin Kline), who believes that "a man's character determines his fate" and that it is his job to mold the character of his students.4/4. The Emperor's Club is directed by Michael Hoffman and based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief." Ethics is what makes and keeps life human.
Nov 22, · Watch video · `The Emperor's Club' is also notable for its clear-eyed recognition that not all situations in life need have a satisfying resolution, that some people simply do not acknowledge their own failings and, therefore, never develop into morally superior people no matter how many experiences life throws at them/10(K).
William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom.Download