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A Man for All Seasons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Sir Thomas arrives at Cardinal Wolsey's home at one thirty in the morning. Wolsey wants More to read a dispatch he will be sending to Rome requesting a divorce for King Henry. More notices the dispatch is not addressed to England's ambassador, whom Wolsey calls a ninny. More reminds Wolsey that he appointed the man. More thinks it is devious, but Wolsey reminds him that the situation is devious. More refers to Anne Boleyn as "that thing." Wolsey tells him that thing is fertile and the king needs an heir to succeed him on the throne.

More is opposed to the divorce because the Pope already granted a special dispensation for the marriage to Catherine and he doubts the pope will reverse his decision. Wolsey tells More that if he had more common sense and less moral integrity, he could be a great...

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