Everym A Divine Representation Of Good Deeds And Spiritual Death

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Everyman: A Divine Representation of Good Deeds and Spiritual Death
Everyman’s play interconnects religious allegories with worldly moral lessons on several main reasons that good deeds and works are required and needed, but they do not save humanity from spiritual death. The play conveys a story about Everyman’s (representing human individuals) natural life journey to death. The morality of the play helps the audience appreciate the history of Christianity. The focal point throughout the play is about humanities life plan and a journey that requires everyman to construct an unworldly firm foundation built up strong to help overcome any uprooting storm within a lifetime. Its personification comes in the form of the characters Everyman, Goods, and Goods Deeds who embodied the concept of teaching lessons to humanity of the significance of living a Christ-centered life and learning to allow the heart restored and guided by God to help aid good judgement. Thomas F. Van Laan (1963) describes Everyman’s play, “The human action and its allegorical significance together form a distinct structural pattern which not only imposes discipline but also contributes its own intrinsic meaning”. From the start of the first phase 5-6, the first point of view of the play engages, / That of our lives and ending* shows / How transitory we be all day.* // (Adu-Gyamfi & Schmidt, 2011). The play displays how Everyman hordes irrationality behind good deeds and possessions rather than living an…

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