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

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The common man speaks to the audience and states that two years have passed since the end of the first act. It is now May of 1532 and a lot has happened. The Church in England has been formed and is a great compromise for moderation in religion. An act of Parliament created the church. Any standing in opposition to the church are imprisoned and sometimes tortured.

Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis

King Henry has been unable to force the pope into granting his divorce. He will have what he wants, regardless of Church Law. He creates his own church to allow him to marry Anne. Henry names himself the Supreme Head of the Church in England. He basically named himself the pope of his own church. His brutal nature is shown in imprisoning and torturing any people who disagree with him. Cromwell believes all men have a...

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