Thomas Becket Movie

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What event begins the film?
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Henry II is at the tomb of thomas becket
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Wha title does Henry surprisingly bestow on Becket
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Chancellor of England, keeper of the Lions Seal
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What are the two main areas of conflict between Henry and the Archbishop of Canterbury?
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What \”favor\” does Henry grant to Thomas?
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Thomas got hurt so Henry gave him the Saxon girl he wanted
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What do we discover about Becket from the scene in the Saxon peasant’s cottage?
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Thomas was once a Saxon so he gave them a little mercy and he showed he he cared
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What is henry’s \”favor for a favor\”
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Thomas let Henry sleep with his console because Henry gave him the Saxon Girl earlier
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Why doesn’t Thomas stand up for his console?
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Thomas promised henry his word, and he only cares and sees about the King
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How does Becket deal with the rebellious young Saxon monk?
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He tells the guards to send him back to his Monastery in England without punishment
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What does Thomas mean by being \”face to face with one’s own ghost\”
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Thomas saw himself in the monk when he was 18
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What second title does henry force onto Becket? Why does Becket beg Henry not to give him this title?
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Archbishop of Canterbury, and he asks him not to because he is frightened and he knows he will not be able to do whatever henry wants him too
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Why does Henry choose Becket as the new Archbishop of Canterbury?
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So he could have control over the church
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Give some evidence showing the profound conversion taking place in Becket
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He gave the poor all his winter coats because God says to give up everything, he prays to God in silent and asks for His help
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What specific church- state conflict comes before Becket?
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A priest got tried for rape and they don’t know if they should go under state or King court
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How does this conflict cause a break in the friendship of Thomas and Henry?
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Thomas is not doing what Henry asked him to do, Thomas is taking his role seriously and Henry doesn’t like it because he can’t have control over the Church
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How are Queen Eleanor and Matilda Empress ( Henry’s mother) portrayed? What adjective best describes his family life?
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They are portrayed as stuck up, know-it-alls. His family life is awful, he hates his sons and wife
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How does Becket prove to be a formidable opponent to Henry
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As the story progresses, it becomes clearer and clearer that Henry truly loved Becket. Why does he seem to hate him so? Why will he not permit others to speak of him?
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He hates him because he cares what he does and he’s not doing what he planned Becket was going to do. He still loves Becket, and he’s not going to allow his family talk bad about him because he still cares about him.
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Why is the scene of the excommunication so powerful?
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Everyone puts out their candle lights that portray the baptismal candle
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Wha medieval church abuse is revealed in the scene with the Pope
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Simony
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Where does Becket seek refuge
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St Martin, France
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Where does Becket please his case
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in front of the Pope
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What tentative agreement do Thomas and Henry reach on the shores of France?
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Allow everything except the priest being tried by the civil court
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What hint does Henry give to the murderous barons?
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He wants to end the machine, and as long as Becket’s alive he will be weak and worry about him
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One of the most powerful scene in the film is when the drunken Henry tells his nobles of his true feelings. What makes this scene so powerful? What elements of the murder scene make it especially dramatic?
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He says he loves Becket and as long as he’s alive he will worry and be a weak King. He cries over Thomas and he shows affection
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How does Becket die?
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He is killed by Henry’s nobles. He is killed by getting stabbed by swords
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Becket’s last words are, \”O Lord, how heavy they honor is to bear\” and \”Poor Henry.\” Why are these two words mentioned together?
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Dying for God is the greatest honor and he hopes Henry is happy with what he has done
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What penance does Henry perform?
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He gets lashed by the guards several times and he goes in front of the people and says that everyone should pray to Becket as a saint
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What does Henry mean by \”has the honor of God been washed clean? Are you satisfied now, Thomas?\”
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He acknowledges God now and Thomas is finally with God
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Did Becket ever find anything to love? Where does he find his \”true honor?\”
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He began to love the church, and he finds his true honor in the church and with God.

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