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1. Discuss Bolt’s approach to
history. What does he choose to focus on and why? What does he omit?
2. How does Bolt’s use of water
imagery encapsulate one of the central conflicts of the play?
3. Why does More’s wife, Alice,
ultimately reconcile with her husband? How does this emotional climax
relate to the moral struggles presented in the play?
4. Describe the moments when
More shows his passion. In particular, think about his final speech
in court, and his interactions with Norfolk, Alice, and the jailer.
How do his displays of passion differ from one another? How are
they similar? How do they reflect his philosophy about clamoring before
5. Is Sir Thomas More a teacher?
If so, describe the instances in the play in which he tries to teach
others. How does he teach? What do his methods reveal about his
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