Robert Bolt Writing Styles in A Man for All Seasons

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Point of View

The point of view is from the audience’s perspective. The audience sees the entire plot unfold with very little plot action happening offstage. As for a character point of view, the Common Man provides the majority of the commentary on the other characters as well as the plot. Because the Common Man represents the every-day person, he shows the dealings of the rich and powerful have very little effect on his life. The plot is also meant to show More in a sympathetic, and even saint-like, light. More is the solid, unmovable focal point. All the other characters move around him like water surrounding an island.

Setting

The story is set from 1529-1535 England during the reign of King Henry VIII. Much of the action takes place in Hampton Court and More’s home in London. However, there are times when the stage is...

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