Literature-In-English Paper 2, May/June 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Comments
Question 7

Examine the playas a conflict between King Henry's desires and More's principles.


The emphasis should be on More's strict adherence to his moral and religious principles, that he will not sell his conscience and consent to the King's wishes, inspite of all persuasions from friends and family members. This is against the King's desire to marry another young lady and divorce his queen who is a widow of his late brother and who is unable to bear the King a son. To settle the matter, the King wants Thomas More'S support as his Counselor to annul his marriage with the queen. The resolution of the conflict leads to More's execution by the King. Few candidates attempted the question but narrated the storyline without bringing out the conflict between the two characters.

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