David Lurie was typical womanizer, who had been involved with a lot of woman. While remaining himself as a single, he usually deals with prostitutes and having affair with his student. However, he never felt guilty about it even though his affair has put himself and his student Melanie into adversity. He did not change his stance even at the hearing, which was held for deciding his penalty. He rejects to admit it wrong and was willing to pay the penalty rather admit it wrong and apologize for it.