Analysis Of The Book ' The Emperor 's Club ' Essay

798 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
“The Emperor’s Club” is filled with many elements of Aristotle Virtue Ethics. The main character of the film, Mr. Hundert, strives to mold the boys he teaches into young men using the Classics to educate them with the virtues.
Virtue Ethics relies directly on the agent. One quote from the movie, “A man’s character is his fate” demonstrates this. This quote shows us that our own fate is decided upon ourselves. The decisions we make in our lives, based on the usage or lack of the virtues, molds our character. Our own success in life comes from our ability to be virtuous people, so it is up to each person whether they want to live a life of virtue. Through the character of Sedgwick, we can see how a man’s character is his fate. When Sedgwick reaches the Mr. Julius Caesar contest, he decides to cheat. Sedgwick continues the rest of his time at St. Benedict’s not caring about school and develops as a person without virtue, giving much disappointment to Mr. Hundert who feels it is his responsibility to help mold every student. Years later, however, Sedgwick invites Mr. Hundert and his old classmates for a rematch of the Mr. Caesar contest. Sedgwick has a successful career, a nice family, and seems to have changed his foolish ways. Yet, at the rematch, Mr. Hundert observes Sedgwick cheating again. In a later scene with Mr. Hundert, Sedgwick reveals that he did indeed cheated and that he will do the same in his run for senate. Sedgwick is an example of a man’s character is his fate…

Related Documents