My second treat for you: some very MAJOR themes in AMFAS. Is my gift ready yet? A click on ‘Follow’ is all I’m asking for! Or some sweet-nothings in the comments section. (Requests for blog post ARE included) These themes are kind of obvious when you finish reading the book, but the points standing up as to why they’re obvious, that’s more coded. That’s why I’ve sent up some notes in a tidy Word document for you to download in your free time in a week. I know, I shouldn’t have. 🙂
- integrity: More is the definition of integrity at its best while Rich is integrity at its worst.
- conscience vs convenience: The Common Man’s main reason for not helping More is that he’d rather be ‘a live rat than a dead lion’. Not a good reason in my opinion.
- corruption: ‘every man has his price’ This is Common Man’s standing point in the whole play; he personifies corruption so much so that only talking of him in a question about this theme will gain you full marks!
- silence: as consent/opposition/protection/betrayal
- law: God’s law versus man’s law.