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During the conversation that Sir Thomas More had with Cardinal Wolsey it is apparent that Wolsey is a desperate man because the King is losing his patience with Wolsey and wants the annulment as soon as possible even though it is impossible to get Many of Wolseys negative qualities are evident during this conversation as well Wolsey played an unbeatable game with the King and the Pope This game was to get the annulment from the Pope to make the King happy Later in the play More says of Wolsey He was a statesman of incomparable abilities First of all it is obvious that Wolsey is a desperate man during the discussion with More because if Wolsey could have gotten the annulment himself without any help Wolsey would have not been asking for Mores help Wolsey is being pressured by the king to get the annulment but since King Henry VIII had to get special permission from the Pope to marry Catherine this made the Pope hesitant about giving in to Wolsey As a result Henry thought Wolsey was the problem because Wolsey was lazy and could not get what he wanted Wolsey knew that the King was going to get rid of him if he did not get the annulment soon Therefore this is why Wolsey is a desperate man at this point in the play Second of all Many of Wolseys negative qualities are evident during the discussion between Wolsey and More When Wolsey says that More should drop his moral squint this reveals that Wolsey does not think and act like a cardinal at all Consequently Wolsey has no morals Wolsey is using the King to get what he wants which is to become the Pope This shows that Cardinal Wolsey is disrespectful to the King as well as to the Pope Wolsey is also very cocky the way he acts is as though he were the King himselfThirdly Wolsey played an
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