A Man For All Seasons
Mores Moral Conscience in “A Man For All Seasons”
Destruction of an individual displays ones moral beliefs when he is destroyed. The defeat is what counts most; to defeat a man is to destroy the soul. In the play, A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, the notion that “a man can be destroyed but not defeated” is a premise that is clearly demonstrated by Sir Thomas More. As the former Lord Chancellor of England, More is the only man who truly sees problems his own ways. He held onto his convictions and beliefs by refusing to support his King on the issue of divorcing his wife Catherine. In the process of holding onto his beliefs, he is pressured by his family, his friends, and the court of justice. Unfortunately, he is executed, but remains a legacy to the people. Despite his death, he reminds others that they should hold on to their moral beliefs, no matter what happens.
Sir Thomas Mores family went through great lengths in order to persuade More to swear to the Act of Succession. If More would swear to the oath, it would free him from the charges of high treason. Mores daughter, Margaret, tried everything
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