A Man for All Seasons Characters

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Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More is the protagonist of A Man for All Seasons. He is a thinker and philosopher, and he later becomes the Chancellor of England. As such, he is morally opposed to King Henry VIII’s divorce to Catherine of Aragon. However, he does not oppose it because he wants to be a martyr. Instead, he cannot support the divorce because of his conscience. Rather than making his opinions vocal, though, he keeps quiet about his stance on the matter. More personifies land, as land is immobile. Both he and others compare his moral fortitude to the land. Regardless of his respectability, Henry has More tried and beheaded for high treason against the throne.

The Common Man

The Common Man is a holistic character in the play. He narrates various parts of the play and adds his own commentary. Mostly, though, he appears playing the...

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