First: Read the following: (A Man for All Seasons By Robert Bolt)
One consideration to keep in mind while reading and analyzing A Man For All Seasons is that this great tragic conflict is not fiction – no Sophocles or Shakespeare creating it. It is a matter of historical record. Robert Bolt is, of course, imagining much of the relationship of More and his family and close friends such as Norfolk and Rich, but the primary details are matters of record. The one brilliant element in the play, however, is the introduction of The Common Man who Bolt says in his introduction to the play is meant to represent a character with feelings and attitudes similiar or “common” to those of us all!
What, in your view, does the presence of this character achieve? Or, represent?