Sir Thomas More is the central character of A Man for All Seasons. He is an intelligent man who enjoys life, loves his family, and respects his king. However, his fatal "flaw," a deeply ingrained sense of integrity, causes him to choose death over compromising his soul. To Cardinal Wolsey, concerned for matters of the state, More's ethics are a "horrible moral squint" that prevent More from cooperating with the reigning powers of England. Sir Thomas More's decision to refuse Henry VIII did not come easily. Up until the Act of...
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