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A Man For All Seasons A man Cannot Serve Two Masters Neither Thomas More or the Common Man are able to serve two masters In the play A Man for All Seasons by Roger Bolt The Spanish Ambassador Chapuys says to Steward a role played by the common man No man can serve two mastersBolt 24 Within the play this statement is proven true for all the characters especially for The Common Man and Sir Thomas More The Common Man shows himself time and again that he truly serves one master and that master is himself whereas with More attempts to serve two masters More attempt to serve King Henry of England and God By the end of the play it is shown that More cannot serve two masters despite all his efforts It is apparent within the play that the Common Man is serving himself as his only master and no one else In the play it may seem that he is not a self-serving character due to the fact that he obeys what people tell him to do for instance in his conversations with Cromwell and Chapuys they ask him for knowledge about his master Sir Thomas More Firstly Cromwell asks him information concerning Mores attitude towards the Kings divorce of his wife the Queen The Common Man replies Sir Sir Thomas doesnt talk about itHe doesnt talk about it to his wife sirSir he goes white when its mentioned Cromwell hands coin All RightBolt 23 Later with his conversation with Chapuys he is asked about Mores spirituality Sir Thomas rises at six sir and prays for an hour and a halfDuring lent sir he lived entirely on bread and waterHe goes to twice a week sir Parish Priest DominicanBolt 24 Chapuys then replies to the Common Man Good simple man Here Gives coin GoingBolt 24 As you can see he does what he wants for himself and no other especially divulging
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