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Running Head: THE PLAY OF EVERYMAN The Play of Everyman Research English 102: Literature and Composition Fall D 2019 Latavis Walker APA November 5, 2019
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THE PLAY OF EVERYMAN Thesis: The author of “Everyman” explains and defines death as an unavoidable destiny we are all predestined for regardless of our actions here on earth; but can be saved through repentance and good deeds. I. Introduction II. Summary of Play III. Authors perception and treatment of Death IV. Analysis of play V. Conclusion 2
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THE PLAY OF EVERYMAN The Play of Everyman Everyman is a powerful play that delivers a medieval morality play filled with shortcomings, temptations, and salvation (Little, 2018). Morality can be defined as “ conformity to ideals of right human conduct” (Merriam-Webster, 2019). It’s basically the difference between right and wrong. The way that one lives their life will affect their stance in God’s eyes on judgement day. God doesn’t promise a life without death, sorrow, and pain which is all a part of life since Adam and Eve. Death is unfortunate and inevitable process that at some point we will all endure. Ecclesiastes 12:7 states, “and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7). “Everyman” was published anonymously in 1508 and relates in allegory terms the story of death through everyman; but more importantly, characters that represent the everyman. This play talks about the end of life’s cycle, repenting, forgiveness, salvation, and morality. The author of “Everyman” explains and defines death as an unavoidable destiny we are all predestined for regardless of our actions here on earth; but can be saved through repentance and good deeds. The setting takes place in Heaven and on earth. The theme of the play is simple as it delivers a clear message throughout the play that we can only be saved through God’s mercy and his grace (Anonymous, n.d.). Forgiveness is another theme offered throughout the play to repent as a message to forgive others and our-selves in order to receive salvation. Matthew 6:14 states, “ For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matthew 6:14). The basic plot of the play is that humanity has become too infatuated with worldly possessions and has forgotten about God. Therefore, he sends the angel of death.
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