The novel takes place in four parts.
Plot[ edit ] Will McLean is a senior cadet at the Carolina Military Institute, a school that outwardly promises to produce men of honor but practices brutal hazing against the junior cadets.
Among these are the overweight Poteete and the Institute's first black cadet, Tom Pearce. Croix, the last of whom offers him a key to his parents' house. As the term begins, McLean's roommates participate in breaking in the new cadets, while McLean remains aloof.
This draws the attention of the school's commanding officer, Lt. Bentley Durrell, who warns him not to be soft. Both Poteete and Pearce become targets of the Ten, a traditional clandestine group of seniors dedicated to ridding the school of "unfit" cadets.
Poteete is left standing all night on a high ledge and falls to his death, and Pearce is attacked and has the number 10 carved in his back. In addition, Pearce had razor blades placed in his athletic shoes, and suffers multiple, small lacerations.
McLean's attempts to protect him are thwarted when someone intercepts their communications. Together with his roommates, he kidnaps Dan McIntyre, a former member of the Ten, and forces him to disclose the location of the Hole, the place where they take cadets to be tortured.
McLean and his friends arrive at the Hole just as Pearce is threatened with immolation. The Ten retaliate by having Pignetti charged with theft and expelled by an Honor Court that they control.
Alexander issues a large number of demerits against the rest of McLean's faction, placing them also at risk of expulsion. McLean offers to resign if Alexander will show leniency towards Santoro and Tradd, which Alexander accepts. He enters the St. Croix house and discovers the history of the Ten from Mr.
Not only have the Ten been operating for years, but Durrell supports their activities. Most shockingly, Tradd is a member and has kept them ahead of McLean at every step. McLean confronts Tradd and throws the house key at him. McLean returns to the Institute and marches into Durrell's office.
He demands that the senior class, with Pignetti reinstated, be allowed to graduate; that the Ten be disbanded and exposed; and that Durrell resign at the end of the year. If Durrell does not agree, the journals will be sent to the press. Durrell accepts the terms for the sake of the Institute.THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE is a novel about coming of age, brotherhood, betrayal, and a man's forging of his own personal code of honor.
The scene is the venerable Carolina Military Institute in Charleston, in . The later is of course the picture painted about the discipline our Heavenly Father gives in Proverbs.
Proverbs My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
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The men who wear it have worked hard to earn the right and hold the ring sacred. The Ten. The fourth and final part relates to Will's battle against the mysterious initiativeblog.com: Pat Conroy.
Deep within the cave-like (or, in some cases, natural caverns) structures of the mithraea, one would encounter a scene of the mighty Mithras, caped and wearing his trademark Phrygian cap, kneeling with one leg extended upon the back of the animal and plunging either a knife or a short sword into the exposed neck of the beast, right next to its shoulder, whilst pulling the face of the beast skyward, .
The later is of course the picture painted about the discipline our Heavenly Father gives in Proverbs. Proverbs My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. But there are other reasons for the resurgence of martial arts — improved self-defense, an attraction to rigor and discipline, an appreciation for the spirituality behind the physicality, a more sophisticated exercise regime to follow kickboxing and other more calisthenic-like pursuits. Prologue -- Cadre, September -- Taming, plebe year, -- Wearing of the ring, September January -- Ten, February-June Here is Pat Conroy's powerful, captivating, and highly acclaimed bestseller. He sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men--friends, cadets, and bloodbrothers--and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, and betrayal.
The Lords of Discipline is a novel by Pat Conroy that was later adapted in a film of the same name. Background Although Conroy drew on his experiences as a cadet at The Citadel, he has said that the story is not based on his life or that of any other graduate of a military academy and is fictionalized.