Everyman and Death: Understanding the Perception and Treatment

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Everyman and Death: Understanding the Perception and Treatment

Jonathan Thomas

Liberty University

Thesis Statement:

In this paper, this writer will evaluate the perception and the treatment of death in



I. Introduction II. Purpose of Morality Plays III. Main Body: Discussion of Plays Characters a. God b. Death c. Everyman d. Fellowship e. Kindred & Cousin f. Goods g. Good Deeds h. Knowledge i. Confession j. Five Wits i. Beauty ii. Strength iii. Discretion k. Angel l. Doctor IV. Understanding on Christian faith and biblical scripture in comparison V.
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A greater reflection of all characters will be reviewed in further depth. They all give the same response, which is that none are able to accompany him on his journey. In reflection, it is easy to understand that the Everyman have put other things above what God truly wants. He has turned to his goods or riches to help him and even initially attempt to bribe Death, which is another fault. The everyman wants everything that he has or has obtained to be enough and to grant his with the accompaniment to be judge in front of the Creator. Many times Christians believe that all they they have will please the Lord, that the blessings that have been given to them or that they feel they have accomplished on their own is what will end the end provide them with salvation and good standing with the Lord. These are all false beliefs because as within the play just as Everyman discovers none of these will win or provide good favor with or from the Lord.
When Everyman attempts to convince Goods to go on the journey, without a return. Goods have no intention on stating that they will accompany the everyman. It appears that Everyman is understanding that even though he valued Goods so much and for so long that there is confusion as to why Goods won’t join him. The problem is that Good understands that there is no
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