Man For All Seasons By Thomas More

In the play, A Man For All Seasons, Sir Thomas More is faced with a number of
difficult choices, namely whether to support the King's decision to divorce

Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn and the consequences of that decision.

More makes his decision to oppose the marriage early on, but even though it is
something he does not waver from, he still has trouble with it, especially when
he see the pain it causes to his wife and family. More's antagonists are
somewhat obvious, Cromwell, Rich, and to an extent, Norfolk and even his wife,

Alice. Cromwell represents the basic evilness and threatens to have More
executed for not acquiescing to the marriage, while Rich and Norfolk are
representative of the betrayal of Sir Thomas, by giving in to Cromwell and to an
extent the King. Lady Alice is an antagonist in the play because of the violent
opposition she has for Sir Thomas' decision. Alice is afraid of what may happen
to her after Sir Thomas resigns the Chancellorship and what may befall her and
her family. Alice's complaints probably have the most impact with More because
he does care very deeply about them and might have even caved in to the King,
had he not felt that he was correct in his decision and that there was no
alternative. More has a very difficult decision in opposing the King and his
family, but regardless of the consequences, he feels that he is morally correct
and that to choose any other path would be impossible for he could not oppose
the Church and God.