Everyman

Everyman - Themes: Death is inevitable, the only thing that...

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Themes: Death is inevitable, the only thing that will stay with you is good deeds Everyman is the best surviving example of the type of Medieval drama known as the morality play Morality plays evolved side by side with the mystery play, although they were composed individually and not in cycles The morality plays employed allegory to dramatize the moral struggle Christianity envisions universal in every kind The hero is "everyman" who being informed of his impending death journeys from. .. o Fear and despair, to… o Acceptance and resignation Allegorical Figures o Fellowship, Kindred, Cousin, Goods, Knowledge, Confession, Beauty, Strength, Discretion, Five Wits Fellowship, Kindred, Cousin, Goods o All of these abandon Everyman in his hour of need despite earlier promises never to leave him. Humor is clearly evident in Cousin's reply for not going "I have a cramp in my toe." Good Deeds o Wants to go but is too weak to accompany him. She is weakened by his sins. This
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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