An Analysis of 'The Summoning of Everyman'

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Running Head: Everyman Everyman Introduction The play "The Summoning of Everyman", which in short is also referred to as Everyman is a morality religious play that was written in the 15th century. One of the main aims of the play is to revisit Christian salvation by making use of certain allegorical characters. Obtaining of Christian salvation has been explained in the play. The main morale of the play is that the good and bad deeds will be accounted for by the God after death and resurrection in His ledger. Whole of mankind is represented by Everyman in the play. Everyman asks the others to accompany him in his journey to improve his account of good and bad deeds. All allegorical characters in the play seem to personify certain abstractions that include Goods, Knowledge and Fellowship (Anonymous, Bruster, and Rasmussen, 2009, p. 67). Things do not have any importance in the real life, especially if the main aims and goals of one's life are taken into account. The main assets of an individual are his good or bad deeds as has been highlighted in the play. There is a popular saying that 'you can't take it with you'. It has been asserted in the play. The phrase highlights the fact that there is nothing that we have brought into the world, so we cannot take anything from this world. Everyman departs on a journey that tests their discernment on life where our true friendships lay, the power of our possessions, and ones' eternity; through all the hardships, one can determine

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