The Everyman 's Moral Battle

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Everyman’s Moral Battle
Within the medieval morality play “Everyman”, the audience receives a glimpse into the moral struggle of sin that all citizens endure in their life time. In short, the play focuses on a journey towards redemption for a person who has talked to Death. However, the path for this journey isn’t as straight as one might assume. The main protagonist must come to terms with the fact that everyone and everything that they held dear in their life time will, in the end, depart from them. It is because of this that they find that only their good deeds will follow them into heaven, but only after they have successfully repented for their sins. In short it was a critical response to the overwhelmingly sinful life that many people of that era were living. After viewing this play many assumptions can be made about the individuals of the medieval time period as well as the society and their view on religion. The first of these is that almost every citizen during this time period relied on what the world had given them. For example, the main character first goes to fellowship after receiving the message from death, which portrays a person’s desire to be consoled by those around them. It shows that most people in the medieval society would go to those around them for help instead of trying to fight their own battles by themselves. They continue to go to the embodiments of the desires that they held close during their time on Earth. These include areas of their life…
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