William Shakespeare 's The Play ' Everyman '

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The play “Everyman” is a representative work depicting virtues of mid century Europe. This play brings with it a strong influence of the mid century Christianity. “Everyman” specifically portrayed vividly the reaction of human beings in the face of death. Its deep discussion into the worth of living and philosophical interpretations has surpassed category of religion at the time. It involved every person who’s ever thought about the meaning of life. Similarly, we can also see the shadow of a philosophical trace in Christopher Marlowe’s play, Doctor Faustus. The play personifies good and evil. The devil will fight for the soul of human beings, while our soul remain indecisive. Soon after, high lights appeared in the instance when the soul makes a decision. Even though both works are excellent, but I fell that Dr. Faustus made a bigger impact on me. Although both work revolved around death, sins, and judgment of God when He tries to save our soul, why then exists such huge discrepancy in the artistic work and reader reactions?
Everyman and Doctor Faustus both started questioning God because of human’s self-conceit (sin). Men tried to catch up, and surpass God, but with different endings in each play. As we know, tragedies will stir up more emotions with the readers. The ending of the story usually will cause the readers to have more after thoughts. Everyman’s ending is concise, clear, and its changes when involved in a conversation with a wise man altered

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