The Lords of Discipline
by Pat Conroy
“I wear the ring and return often to the city of Charleston, South Carolina, to
study the history of my becoming a man”, (Conroy, 1). The Lords of Discipline is
essentially the story of Will McLean growing up and learning what it really means to be
an honorable man. He began the book as one person: a young, naive cadet in his
senior year who used humor to keep
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of each other, on the victim of another.
Will always did whatever he could to be and honest and honorable cadet. Even
though he detested the Institute, he remained there to follow through with the promise
he made to his father. In The Lords of Discipline we see Will go from a shy plebe, to an
admirable graduate. It cost him his friends, his love, and almost his education, but Will
was finally a man.