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In England during the Renaissance Henry XIII wants to divorce his wife Catharine of Arigon To look good in-front of his people Henry asks Sir Thomas More a well respected lawyer and citizen to support the divorce This presents Sir Thomas More with an inner conflict In Robert Bolts play A Man for All Seasons Thomas More resists pressures exerted by Henry XIII through Thomas Cromwell The Duke of Norfolk and Alice More These pressures involve Thomas More in a battle of will in which he faces a moral dilemma Thomas Cromwell Mores clever enemy pressures Thomas More to succumb to King Henrys demands Mores lost friend The Duke of Norfolk for friendships sake also wants More to succumb to the kings demands Lastly Thomass own wife Alice More wants him to give in to the kings demands so that they may return to their normal lives and not have to worry every day for eachothers safety and well-being These three people though for different reasons exert pressure on Thomas More to succumb to King Henrys demands Though More resists these pressures and keeps his moral integrity he is executed Throughout the play Cromwell pressures Thomas More to go against his morals and succumb to King Henrys demands When More is called to Cromwells office to hear the charges that have been brought against him More is told that siding with the King would be beneficial to him Yet do you know that even now if you could bring yourself to agree with the universities the bishops and the Parliament of this realm there is no honor which the king would be likely to deny you p 114 Cromwell attempts to get More to agree with the king by saying as long as More agrees with Henry he will grant More
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