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Man for all seasons

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Introduction

Aaron Myhre History / per 2 5/4/2007 Man for all seasons A man for all seasons addresses many issues about the individual in society. A picture is clearly drawn of the life and problems surrounding Thomas More in his fight to maintain his conscience while in the face of persecution. More defies the king by not granting him a divorce More objects to this on moral grounds. Thomas more is the one person who stands out from the crowd and tries to swim against the tide of agreeing simpler men. ...read more.

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because it is a safe political position to be in agreement with the king and the majority of the rest of the government. Norfolk is unable to see why More objects to the divorce of the king and his wife when so many agree with it. He can not see that More truly believes in his morals to the extent that he is willing to defy the king and the government. Norfolk expresses his feelings to More when talking to him about his silence in the matter of the divorce. ...read more.

Conclusion

Norfolk did not try and change the world because he saw it as dangerous. He saw there was safety in numbers and was afraid to go out on a limb. Norfolk is the image of a typical person in Thomas mores time. He was accepting and a little short sighted only seeing what will get him through his next challenge instead of what is good for himself overall. While Norfolk did not have the moral standards of More he also had many qualities that were quite becoming such as companionship and trust. ...read more.

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