The Morality Play ' Everyman '

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The morality play “Everyman” is a play during the medieval period that represent all mankind while dramatizing evil characters and good characters. The play upholds Christian virtues as the characters are presented with abstract qualities. The play starts with God talking to Death to convey a message to Everyman a pilgrimage he must take because of the sins that everyman has commented. God is upset with everyman because of unkind acts, plentiful sins, and worldly riches that man has commented while living without fear. The morality play “Everyman” is a play that illustrate life and death as the author show the perception of death to Everyman.
In this play, God has made Death mandatory to everyman, “Lord, I will in the world go run over all, And cruelly outsearch both great and small; Every man will I beset that liveth beastly Out of God’s laws, and dreadeth not folly; He that loveth riches I will strike with my dart, His sight to blind, and from heaven to depart, Except that alms be his good friend, In hell for to dwell, world without end. Lo, yonder I see Everyman walking; Full little he thinketh on my coming; His mind is on fleshly lust and his treasure, And great pain it shall cause him to endure Before the Lord Heaven King”
(Pavao, 2014). Death is not tempted by man persuasions as he must deliver God’s message. Death, thou mighty messenger, is sent to search out Everyman to rely a message that grave awaits him. When Death approached Everyman, Everyman tells him, “Oh…
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