What will this do to his son? Hundert, as well as Blythe, based on a look of humorous utter shock on his face, can scarcely believe it. Hundert continues, saying that as a teacher it is his duty to mold Sedgwick. But we, the viewer, gets to see the consequences of even that kind of thinking in this movie. Moreover, he strongly believes in moulding his students by using principles. I think the film gives us that answer at the very beginning when Mr. If the scene was left it, would this have made William a bad man on balance — and even a hypocrite? But, I would on the other hand had met Mr.
He was a particularly bright student who showed potential for greatness. No one wants to lose. But the real reason is that schools and teachers play such a definitive role in our lives, not just during our formative years but always. The son of a powerful politician, Bell pointedly runs against the current of Hundert's example, questioning the importance of the material, flouting the school's rules, talking out of turn in class, and devoting as much time to his interest in girls as in his studies. Bell coldly goes on to tell Hundert that Hundert has no accomplishments in life, whereas he will become a nationally famous senator no matter what the cost. Basically there is to be a rematch to the Julius Caesar contest, and Mr. His class turns out to be a strict yet inspiring lesson for the new students arriving at St.
Benedictus has performed on its students, the other boys of course idolize Sedgewick. Positive—I agree with your review. The ones that seem to have so much promise, but apply all their mental energy to the disruption of their world. Sedgewick like behavior will have certain impact on the organizational behavior, as people make up the internal up the internal social system of an organization, and Sedgewick being one of those individuals, his behavior would surely have an impact n the other working and studying along with him in the school. Masoudi quickly misses a question and is forced to sit, leaving Bell and Mehta to duel each other for the crown. Hundert tries to mould the character of Sedgewick in various ways.
The contest begins, but yet again, Sedgwick cheats. This incident made Sedgewick feel ashamed of himself. The movie highlights several virtues, including courage, discipline, honesty, justice. Discuss what the effects are if a senator, like Bell, has no moral commitment. However, his methods are put to the test by a new student, Sedgewick Bell who shakes Hundert's controlled world and threatens to undermine all that he stands for. Also, if Hundert agrees to come and host a rematch of the Mr. Seeing Martin Blythe outside his classroom window and exchanging a friendly wave, Hundert has Blythe's son read Shutruk Nahunte's plaque, just as his father did years earlier.
Sedgewick Bell, there may many time arise such instances where there would be situations where I would have to compromise on the rules and regulations and personal ethics and principles. These are the values that we long to see in politics and business, but we are losing ground Our media is so starved to sniff out the latest scandal, while many silent unnoticed heroes enrich our lives every day. Hundert as soon as he found that Sedgewick Bell was cheating he told the Headmaster Mr. Can our future decisions be predicted based on our current character? 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. Before the match Bell talks to Hundert about how his influence had really changed his life and he hopes that he would be able to regain his dignity in the rematch. Bell, together with his son, who looks up to him, was there too and both Hundert and Bell meet again.
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. . When Hundert takes a recess to confer with the headmaster; he is urged to give Bell a pass, as Senator Bell is in attendance. Hundert wanted to prevent from happening. Hundert then looks out the window to see Martin Blythe proudly waving to him, and an expression that Hundert has found peace with his past troubles and gladness that he has been truthful with Blythe.
I also worked as a tutor in the Educational Talent Search program. Sedgewick Bell is the cocky son of a senior senator who possesses none of Hundert's principles. Can our current character even be changed or molded? The Senator shows a surprising amount of apathy in his son's character development, and reprimands Hundert, telling him that Hundert's job is to teach him facts out of a text book, but not to influence him as a person. However, Hundert notices Bell does a peculiar motion whenever he is asked a question, where he put his hands over his eyes. Harris Yulin — He acts as Senator Bell, the father of Sedgewick. During the competition of Yr. Sedgewick Bell after the incident and made him understand how was it important for him to become a good man.
Hundert feels he has failed as a teacher, especially considering he disallowed Blythe from participating. Hundert should only concern himself with instructing his son in such things as his times tables. I liked the way Hundert challenged Sedgewick when he first encountered him in the classroom. Finally he had realized that he had done something unwillingly wrong, that he should have had Mr. Bell had actually earned fourth place until Hundert privately decided to raise his grade on the final essay after reviewing it again, thus moving him above Blythe, the third place winner, whose father before him had been an Mr. I enjoyed the unexpected twist at the end which helped to underline the message that a single mistake can have life-long consequences.