ISSN: 2003-2222

Author : Abdul Hussein Mehdi, M.Maali

The Meaning of Conscience IN ROBERT BOLT’S A Man For All Seasons

M.Maali Abdul Hussein Mehdi

Al-Bahith Journal, 2015, Volume 5, Issue 14, Pages 388-400

Robert Bolt’s famous play A Man for All Seasons can easily be read(or seen) as a story of the struggle between Good and Evil. The man of conscience Sir Thomas More, represents the good side, valiantly seeks to reconcile obedience of God, his love for his family, his profession, and his loyalty to king Henry VIII, but is brought low by the king’s insatiable lust and his followers’, the evil side, determination to destroy him if cannot corrupt him.
Hence, the study attempts to figure out the meaning of conscience according to Thomas More and other characters. However, the heroic figures,such as Sir Thomas More, who embrace martyrdom, not out of despair with life, but as a way of affirming their allegiance to an idea that eventually acquires widespread acceptance and legitimacy.
The study ends with the conclusion that aims at summing up the study findings.