Conflicting Value Systems in Everyman, Dr Faustus and Hamlet

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Conflicting Value Systems in Everyman, Dr Faustus and Hamlet

Conflicting value systems are always around, especially where death is involved. So in the tragedies of Everyman, Doctor Faustus and Hamlet there are many conflicts to face. These include personal moral conflicts with individual characters of the plays and also opposing values between the different characters in the play. Conflicting value systems may even stretch to how the audience interprets the play and the beliefs and culture at the time.

In Everyman, we can see that the character 'Everyman' faces a moral dilemma as God summons Everyman by offering Death to take him as his own. This creates to conflicting value systems. One is whether Everyman
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There are inner moral dilemmas for all of the characters involved, as each of them have to fight with their conscience in order to make the right decisions.

We can also find conflicting values in the religion of the play. Everyman is a Christian play in which God is seen as manipulative and vengeful, though heaven is seen as a good place.

Now shalt thou into the heavenly sphere,
Unto which all ye shall come
That liveth well before the day of doom. (l.899-901)

This alone shows a conflicting value within the play. Also, people of other religions would like to see God as a different figure and they may not believe in Heaven and a Hell. A Catholic would be able to do many bad deeds, yet would still be allowed to enter the Kingdom of Heaven if he had repented of his sins, and so because of this the audience could see the whole play as having conflicting value systems. In fact the whole audience could be in conflict.

The play shows two different value systems within the moral argument. Everyman doesn't always make the right choices, after facing conflicting dilemmas with his mind. Towards the end of the play he feels weak and is ready to give up, he even talks about sinning.

Alas I am so faint I may not stand;
My limbs under me doth fold.
Friends let us not turn again to this land,
Not for all the worlds gold;
For into this cave I must creep
And turn to earth, and there to sleep. (l.788-793)

The play also shows the
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