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A Man for All Seasons - Act 2, Section 5 Summary & Analysis

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On stage, the Common Man is arranging the props to look like a courtroom. As he leaves, Cromwell storms onstage and tells the Common Man he must act as the head juror for More’s trial. As the trial begins, Cromwell accuses More of high treason and denouncing the king. More is taken aback and tries to defend himself, but Cromwell says More’s silence speaks to his opinions. Next, Cromwell puts Rich on the stand. Lying on the stand, Rich claims More told him Parliament did not have the power to make Henry the leader of the Church of England. More accuses Rich of selling his soul for power.

The jury finds More guilty. Unable to hold his silence any longer, More explains his position on the matter. He does not agree with the Act of Supremacy, and he says the Magna Carta and the Coronation...

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