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Lords of Discipline

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Transcript of Lords of Discipline

Will McLean
Dante Pignetti "Pig"
Lords of Discipline
Lords of Discipline
Tradd St. Crioux
Rebel/Outsider
Sanctimonious
Sanctimonious
Rebel
“Anyone who knows me well must understand and be sympathetic to my genuine need to be my own greatest hero. It is not a flaw of character; it is a catastrophe.
Explanation:
Will's constant need to help the underdog is one of his greatest traits as well as his greatest character flaw. Throughout the novel, Will helps people in need, such as Poteete, Pearce, and Annie Kate, but upon retrospect, admits that his actions are rooted not in kindness, but his vain desire to be the hero and the savior.
Reckless
Proud
Insecure
Cultured
Quote #1
Quote #2
Reckless
Proud
Quote #1
"My family may not have all the money in the world, but the Pignettis are proud and don’t bow their heads for no man.”
Quote #2
"His walk was stiffly military, unbearably proud; it was not faltering or hesitant. He had gone as far as he would go...He had lived all the life he wanted to live. He needed one last moment of pride and honor."
Quote #2
“As always, he was ruled by the tyranny of instinct, by passion and the instant legislation of a simple heart.”
Quote #1
“He doesn’t understand that Pig loves life on the high wire…That’s where I belong, man. That’s how I want to live.”
Quote #1
“Commerce had wanted his son to be an athlete, a companion, a drinking buddy. What he had produced instead was a slim, brilliant boy with a voice mannered and flutelike, a boy in love with architecture, painting, furniture, music, poetry…”
Quote #2
“He had already picked up the nickname “The Honey Prince” from the cadre, and not a single day went by without their referring to his effeminate manner and his high-pitched, aristocratic accent.”
Quote #1
“I want to make my father glad that I’m his son for the first time in his and my lives.”
Quote #2
“It hurts only because it strikes so close to home, Will. One of the reasons I came to the Institute was because certain people, including my father, have always considered me effeminate…It’s a good nickname for me, Will. It’s perfect. That’s why I hate it so much. You’ve no idea how much a perfect nickname can hurt.”
Cultured
Insecure
Quote #1
"I did not see things exactly as my classmates did. Something was different about me, and I suffered because of that difference.”
Quote #2
"Though I wore the ring, I was not one of them.”
Explanation
Will finds affirmation from his reputation as the "good guy," and therefore, makes a conscious effort to maintain this image. As a result, Will's role as a "master" is a common thread in almost all of his relationships. Very often, Will gains a position of moral superiority after helping a friend in need, but, in exchange, expects loyalty, gratitude, and adoration.
Explanation
Unlike the rest of the cadets, Will strives to be the opposite of the "Whole Man," who represents sadism and conformity. By the time Will graduates, his victory is in the fact that he wears the ring and yet is still a "gentle, harmless man."
Explanation
Throughout the novel, Will holds views contrary to those of his classmates. For example, he does not support the war in Vietnam, nor does he agree with the methods of the Institute. Will's unique viewpoint isolates him from the rest of the cadets and later draws the wrath of the Ten.


Explanation
This quote illustrates Pig's pathological need for respect. While it's humiliating for Pig to ask his friends for money, he finds it unbearable that others should know about his reliance on charity.

Explanation
This quote illustrates how unhealthy Pig's pride has become. Unable to face his family, friends, and girlfriend after being disgraced, Pig takes his own life for one last moment of honor.
Explanation
Once again, Pig relies on emotion instead of logic. Humiliated and disgraced after his expulsion from the Institute, Pig commits suicide with little thought of the repercussions.

Explanation
Pig is a man of action, not one of contemplation, and almost all of his actions are done out of instinct. Pig loves the rush of adrenaline and acts out of passion, but ultimately, his lack of caution and reasoning prove to be disastrous.
Explanation
From the start, we can see that Tradd differs from the rest of the cadets. Soft-spoken and reserved, Tradd represents the epitome of Charleston aristocracy. However, while he is accepted in the eyes of the elite, Tradd cannot live up to his father's hopes for him as a man.
Explanation
Tradd is immediately targeted by the cadre for his aristocratic, effeminate manner. This, compounded with the knowledge of his father's disappointment, leads Tradd down a path littered with insecurity. Desperate to be rid of his "Honey Prince" reputation, Tradd puts full faith in the system and its efficiency in creating the "Whole Man." in the hopes of finally achieving affirmation.
Explanation
Tradd's strongest desire is to be accepted not only by the other cadets, but also his father, who finds his effeminate son a disappointment. This longing for affirmation is the reason Tradd joins the Institute, endures the relentless hazing of plebe year, and participates in the Ten.
Explanation
Despite all the physical and mental suffering that Tradd endures, it's his nickname "The Honey Prince" that hits closest to home. "The Honey Prince" represents all that Tradd is trying to erase by joining the Institute. However, as the name sticks, he realizes his efforts to change other's view of him are in vain.
I had the need to be the good master, but definitely the master, no matter what the cost."
Erin Brown
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