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What does the Common Man symbolize in A Man for All Seasons?

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Robert Bolt's play, A Man for All Seasons, is about the conflict that erupts when the pope, Sir Thomas More, refuses to grant King Henry VIII a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. More remains obstinate in his refusal, despite enormous pressure from the king and cajoling from the Duke of Norfolk to bend his principles and comply. But More will not do so, for he steadfastly believes that the law of God trumps the law of Man.

Bolt's re-visioning of the events that transpire...

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