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November 10, 2005

The Thoughts of Your Heart

Bolt, A Man for All Seasons -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

MORE: You have your desire of me. What you have hunted me for is not my actions, but the thoughts of my heart.

This shows the great injustice that was brought upon More. He is exactlly right in saying that he has done nothing wrong. How can they convict him on his thoughts when he has never let his thoughts be know? Can they read minds? It is scary to think that someone could have been executed in that time for merely their thoughts they keep to themselves. Obviously King Henry felt so threatened by More that he needed More to be killed. The only thing this shows of the king is he is selfish and unmerciful.

Posted by SeanRunt at November 10, 2005 1:11 PM


Cromwell associates More's silence with conspiring “traitorously and maliciously to deny and deprive our liege lord Henry of his undoubted certain title.” It's treason.

Henry needs More's acceptance because he's a respected and public person. His opinion would impact criticism of the king and affect the community.

Posted by: Kayla Sawyer at November 10, 2005 10:29 PM

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