What are the themes presented in the book A Man For All Seasons?

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There are multiple themes present in A Man for All Seasons including corruption, law and ethics. Corruption is observed by Richard Rich who  sells out his moral doctrine and his friend Thomas More for wealth and power. At first he is hesitant about offering his innocence for exchange with a position but at the end becomes dull and unconscious of his moral wrongdoings. Thomas More faces a dilemma between the King and the higher power of God. Despite Henry VIII's efforts to convert the entire country to Protestant, individuals like Thomas More decided that their religious belief trumped the order from the King and suffered the consequences of doing so.