The Question and Answer section for Murder in the Cathedral is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The protagonist would be Thomas Becket. The antagonist would be King Henry II.
The setting is the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Themes like martyrdom, time, and theology work into this setting. You can check these themes out at the GradeSaver link below:
The title itself implies that there is a dramatic story to this. Elliot combined his genius of poetry with drama to create this famous work. Most of the characters speak in verse giving the play a vert lyrical flow as well as intense tone. The...