Everyman - Play Analysis Essay

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The Parable of the Talents therefore refers to the metaphor "life is a precious possession." If you have many talents, you must "invest" them wisely--use them as you should use material goods, in a charitable way. If you have a few talents, you must invest them wisely as well. Even if you have only one talent, you must invest it wisely and do good in the world with that talent.In an important way, the play Everyman demonstrates the ways in which a person who does have talents (Good Deeds that are trapped in the ground) wastes them, like the servant who buries his one talent in the ground and is cast into the dark, the "place of wailing and grinding of teeth." According to the play's allegory, what forces in …show more content…
The say that Everyman is committing a selfish act by asking them to go with him. Everyman is still alone.Scene 4:Goods. Everyman wants Goods to go with him to the afterlife. Goods does not go because materials are not what make a person. The idea of heaven or hell is to see what kind of a person that you were in your life.

Goods to do not decide what sort of a person someone is. Goods does not care about going with Everyman because goods can just be passed on to someone else. Goods is rejected to accompany Everyman. Scene 5:Everyman asks good Deeds to go with him to the afterlife. Good Deeds refuses because Everyman has not done very many good deeds in his life. Good Deeds, hence the name, does a good deed and leads Everyman to Confession.

Scene 6:Everyman meets up with Knowledge, Good Deed’s cousin. Knowledge accompanies Everyman to Confession where he is joined by Five Wits, Beauty, Strength, and Discretion. Everyman confesses all of his bad deeds to the priest. After Everyman is forgiven, he looses all of his characteristics, but Knowledge and Good Deeds. Knowledge leaves. The priest releases Everyman.

Scene 7:Everyman and Good Deeds descend into the grave. Knowledge hears the angels sing. The angel welcomes Everyman and tells him his "reckoning is clear." Characters:Every character represents a different characteristic of the main character, Everyman. The characters are used as symbols.
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