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A Man for All Seasons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 8 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 8 Summary

The jailer brings Margaret, Alice and Will Roper to visit More. They are horrified by the conditions in the tower, but More insists it is not that bad. Alice is bitter and hangs back from the others. Margaret shows her father the feast her mother has packed in the picnic basket.

His family is there to try to get him to sign the Act of Succession. They think he has done all God could want him to do. More tells his daughter that taking an oath is like holding water in your hands. If you open you fingers, the water will slip through and be lost. Taking a false oath will have the same effect on the soul. This is a matter of love, not reason.

Margaret is telling her father about the difficulty of life without him. The jailer calls two minutes and More...

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