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Murder in the Cathedral

Summary: Analysis of Thomas Becket and his three temptations
Murder in the Cathedral

Throughout much of our western literature exists a recurring theme between human passion and responsibility. Many battle with personal beliefs, revenge, pride, traditions, a lust for power, or a need that may conflict with personal moral duty. In the play, Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Elliot , Thomas Becket has to make an extremely difficult decision between moral obligations to the Church of England and his loyalty to King Henry II. After seven years in self-exile, Becket must decide whether or not to return to England maintaining his status and moral obligations as Archbishop of Canterbury or make amends and yield to the wishes of King Henry II.

King Henry II and Thomas Becket were friends for a number of years. They roamed the countryside for years enjoying each others company while hunting, carousing, and drinking. Upon the recommendation of Theobald...

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