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"We feel - we know - the self to be an equivocal commodity. There are fewer things which, as they say, we 'cannot bring ourselves' to do." Apply this quotation to three characters in the play. A Man for All Seasons
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"We feel - we know - the self to be an equivocal commodity. There are fewer things which, as they say, we 'cannot bring ourselves' to do." Apply this quotation to three characters in the play.
A Man for All Seasons is a play, which focuses on the theme of convenience versus conscience. Robert Bolt in this historical play about the live of Sir Thomas More examines the concept of human nature, and conscience being malleable to its circumstances. In a sense the play is being used as an allegory of present times, with the Common Man illustrating directly its relevance to today. The Common Man also creates distance and is a good use of the alienation effect, as it makes it clear this is just a play yet he still manages to bridge the gap between the characters in the play and the audience.
"The Sixteenth Century is the Century of the Common Man . Like all other centuries." (page 2)
The historical setting was chosen to in Bolt's own words to enable him, "to treat my characters in a properly heroic, properly theatrical manner."
Three characters who ever increasingly
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