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A Man for All Seasons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 10 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 10 Summary

This scene takes place at the Tower of London for Sir Thomas More's beheading. The common man becomes the Headsman. The woman with the cup arrives and offers the cup to More, and he tells her he would render the same verdict even now. Margaret hugs her father and he tells her not to worry because death comes to all. It is the will of God.

Cranmer approaches with a Bible, but More sends him away. He tells the Headsman not to fear his job; he will be sending More to God. More removes his hat and says that God would not deny a man going to him so willingly. The Headsman decapitates More and holds his head up declaring it is the head of a traitor.

The common man speaks to the audience one last time. He states that breathing is nice and not...

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