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A Man for All Seasons - Act 2, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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The Common Man, dressed as a jailer, comes onstage and reads a letter. In the letter, it reveals Cromwell, Norfolk, and Archbishop Cranmer are all charged, tried, and found guilty of high treason. Cromwell and Cranmer are even executed. Rich, though, is the Chancellor and died peacefully in his sleep. But those events have not happened, and the Common Man reveals a haggard-looking More in a jail cell. Cromwell, Norfolk, and Cranmer enter and begin questioning More and his allegiance. More does not answer questions about the oath of allegiance, but he knows if he remains silent, they cannot charge him with treason. Upset, the men leave. Cromwell bribes the jailor to watch for any treasonous activity. Later, Rich asks Cromwell for a higher position. Cromwell ignores the request, though, and tells Rich Henry is getting upset with the delay.

More’s family visits him the next...

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