Drama 116 Lecture 6

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Everyman is the best surviving example of a morality play Morality plays evolved side by side with mystery plays, although they were  composed individually and not in cycles Morality play employed allegory to dramatize the moral struggle Christianity  envisions in every individual The hero of this play I “everyman” who being informed of his impending death  journey from: Fear and despair to Acceptance and resignation Allegorical figures: Fellowship Kindred Cousin Goods (his most prized attribute) Knowledge Confession Beauty Strength Discretion Wits (all 5) Pg. 144 “great pain it shall cause him to endure…” friends, kindred, cousin, goods abandon everyman  in his hour of need  despite earlier promises not to leave him  Humor is clearly evident in cousins reply:  “I have a cramp in my toe”-cousin (pg.147) good deeds  wants to go but is too weak to accompany him. She is weakened by everyman’s sins
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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