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Again, even though Bolt claims that he did not want his
characters to stand for anything in particular, Rich symbolizes
the tendency to succumb to the temptation of wealth and status.
Rich is a Machiavellian hero, someone who seeks to advance himself
politically and socially, whatever the cost. Despite his selfishness,
Rich reveals his humanity when he wrestles with his own conscience
while he sells out his friend More. In Rich’s awareness of his moral
shortcomings, he is similar to the Common Man.
Like Cromwell, Rich serves as a foil to More, highlighting More’s
superior character. Rich also illuminates More’s character in less
obvious ways. For instance, in the opening scene, More tells Rich
that he should be a teacher. More shows great interest in Rich’s moral
fiber and wishes for him to quell his petty, self-interested urge to
gain wealth and status. More’s conversation with Rich reveals More’s
own interest in teaching as not just a profession but as something
he himself practices throughout the play. In his interaction with
Rich in the first scene, More teaches by testing Rich by offering him
the goblet, letting Rich know that the goblet was a bribe and is therefore
tainted. More understands Rich’s faults from the very opening of
the play, but he tries to nurture Rich anyway. It is therefore tragic
that Rich eventually perjures himself to condemn More to death.
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