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Conscience is a judgement of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he or she is going to perform The definition of conscience is best portrayed through Thomas More In the movie A Man for All Seasons Saint Thomas More demonstrates his moral conscience in many ways Saint Thomas demonstrates his moral conscience in a time when all others have given in to the pleasures materialism and corruption of this time Saint Thomas is a character who puts away worldly possessions in order to serve God Saint Thomas More was a highly positioned judge and counselor in the court of the King He later became the Chancellor of England Saint Thomas was often tempted with bribes while acting as a judge These bribes were to influence Thomass court ruling Thomas was once given a silver chalice by a woman who hoped to sway Thomass court decision Because Thomas care nothing about material possessions he gave it away to Richard Rich Richard Rich was a young man who was looking for a court position Thomas however had denied Richards recommendation because he felt Richard could not handle the temptations associated with political jobs Also Thomas does not allow Will Roper to marry his daughter because Roper had left the church to follow Luther Later when Roper views had chanced Thomas grants Roper his permission Thomas was faced with these types of situations quite often however Thomas was faced with an issue concerning King Henry VIIIs marriage that was very immoral in Thomass eyes King Henry wanted to divorce his wife who was unable to have children and marry his mistress This was because the King wanted a son to carry on his legacy The King wished for Thomass blessings and approval At this time Saint Thomas had been appointed Chancellor of England by the previous one Cardinal Wolsey who Thomas had moral differences with Saint Thomas
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