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Within the movie The Crucible and the play A Man for all Seasons the two protagonists John Proctor and Thomas Moore have many similarities between them Thomas More and John Proctor were both put into situations where they had to make very hard decisions where neither choice selected would have a favorable outcome Thomas More works for the King of England as Chancellor of England This title requires him to be loyal to the King More also has a very strong moral base and has very defined views on law and principles Within the play More is put into a situation where he has to decide whether he should go against the thoughts and wishes of his very own conscience or against those of the King Neither of the two decisions brings a very favorable outcome and he is very well aware of this If Thomas More decides to side with the King he will loose everything that he believes in meaning everything that he is Mores opinion on this matter is clearly evident when he is speaking to his daughter on pg 83 When a man takes an oath Meg hes holding his own self in his own hands Like water and if he opens his fingers then-he neednt hope to find himself again This demonstrates that More has a very adamantine sense of self He is not swayed even when his daughter Margaret tries to say him to go against his conscience She tries to convince him with the words that he once told her God more regards the thought of the heart than the words of the mouth Nevertheless he does not submit to the family temptations and decided to do what his heart tells him to More ended up dying but he died a noble death Right before he dies he states to the Headsman Friend be not afraid of your office You send me to God And with this he
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