Analysis Of ' Man Of All Seasons ' By Robert Bolt Essay

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The Power of Corruption

In “Man of All Seasons” by Robert Bolt, demonstrates acts of political corruption that people are capable of committing to receive and gain power. Power is difficult to receive if others do not agree or respect one another. In the play of Man of all seasons three characters demonstrated malicious acts of manipulation and disloyalty. Three men who use to corruption to gain wealth plus power are Richard Rich, Cromwell and the King of England Henry the VIII. While other characters like Thomas More stand as a reference point of selfhood and prudence. In the beginning of the pay Richard Rich was not corrupted but shortly after More denied him a higher ranking position he turned his back on More for wealth and power. Thomas Cromwell was the primary reason of More death, he did everything he could he to defeat Thomas More. King Henry pulled Cromwell strings to find a way to convince Thomas More to agree with the divorce, the King was behind most of Cromwell corrupted acts.
At the beginning of the play Richard Rich was not corrupted but for wealth and power he was willing to do whatever it took. When Richard Rich asked More for a job, More suggested becoming a teacher but Rich did not agree with More. He desired for people to know about him, he wanted to be wealthy and powerful.
But, Richard, in office they will offer you all sorts of things, I was once offered a whole village, with a mill, and a manor house and heaven knows what else—a coat of arms, I…

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