Beowulf And Everyman Analysis

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When on the subject of Beowulf, however, there was not the pressing issue of Protes-tantism at the time of writing. Still, it was important to emphasise the important Christian val-ues and teach them in a way so that they would be followed. First, though, it is obvious to point out the presentational difference between Beowulf and Everyman. While Everyman is a play that was most likely played by merchants, Beowulf is a written text that few would be able to read due to illiteracy. However, since it is an epic poem it is supposed to be read aloud and can have been expected to have been so. It is likely that the epic has been staged also, but its presentation has most likely been dominated by orality. At first, one could argue that the Christian traits are as obvious as with Everyman since the poem several times over and almost constantly praises God and draws parallels to the Christian universe even though the Danes and the Geats of the time were far from Chris-tianised, ‘if God had not helped me, / the outcome would have been quick …show more content…
Both Beowulf and Everyman depicts the correct way of living, and propaganda is used extensively throughout both works of literature. God gives strength and kindness to those who live rightfully and good deeds and humility are praised as important keys in the journey towards heaven. Both Beowulf and Everyman accept their death through their own separate journeys. Though Eve-ryman comes to terms with it much later than Beowulf. In the morality play death is used as an allegorical figure to help Everyman on his way to redemption. Though the religious ele-ments of the texts seem obvious, interpreting on the allegories reveals a sense or desire to cre-ate a feeling of conformity in the populace of the time. The allegorical journey of both charac-ters reveals the Christian values present at the time of writing and the importance in relation to a proper Christian

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