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Austin 1 Calvin Austin Sarah Home ENGL 102-B61 Thesis Statement “Everyman” The English morality play “Everyman” uses symbolic characters to represent what Everyman holds onto and values during their life span. Everyman’s spiritual life at some point of time been sadly neglected, but as the play gets deeper it shows that Everyman repents of his sins at the right time. Being called upon by Death, Everyman realizes that he is not prepared to go, and does not want to die alone. Therefore, Everyman seeks to find some associate to travel with him on the journey. Having to give account of his life to God, Everyman realizes that all of those who accompanied him on earth cease to support him. Outline: I. Introduction II. Summary of the Characters III. Author Perception of Death IV. Conclusion Everyman” is an English morality play and the author is unknown. This play first appeared in England in the 16th century. It is known to be an early medieval play connected with church drama. The morality play “Everyman” is about a man who is well pleased and satisfied with his lifestyle. When Death call and tell him about his end he is not ready to go alone. The author used symbolic names for characters to emphasize the moral of the play. “The characters in an allegory often have no individual personality, but are embodiments of moral qualities and other abstractions” (Allegory)
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Austin 2 The unknown author of the play “Everyman” has clearly named the main character Everyman as the symbolic typical human being. “The characters in the morality play were personifications of good and evil that are usually involved in a struggle for man’s soul” (Morality Play, 2010). Death is a messenger sent by God to summon Everyman. God is our Maker, Holy, righteous and Just. In the beginning of the play God speaks of his death on the cross to give life
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