Everyman Play Character Analysis

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,
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Everyman’s sinful nature eventually puts to an end God 's mercy, love, and grace. The author play reasons with Everyman (a character that represents humans) with a story of a religious memorandum, characterizing the spiritually lost, who believe that only through unselfish good deeds God’s grace earned and delivers salvation. God speaks with disappointment about how Everyman has become obsessed with money, materialistic possessions, and above all believes salvation gained by good events and labor performed (22-28). The in the phases 22-63, God attempts to correct what Everyman wrongly lives for and believes—salvation gained by good accomplishments (p. 266). For this reason, God decides to teach Everyman (humanity) a life-lesson. God hopes to correct human blindness with sadness, pity, and disillusion He sends the messenger a teacher, the character named Death. God’s main complaint is that humans are foolishly leading sinful lives and unaware that Jesus died for Everyman’s sins. He provides an example; societies have been living for self-indulgence, mistakenly believing that good deeds will save their souls, and overlooking Satan’s threat of eternal hellfire. As described by Julie Paulson (2007), “In order to recognize death, Everyman must recognize the extent to which he is separate (and separable) from the world in which he …show more content…
In The Last Temptation of Everyman, Phoebe S. Spinrad explains that “Everyman, having given up his attachment to things outside himself, has come to rely too much on himself; having cast off despair and watched his Good Deeds grow, he has wandered too close to the sin of presumption” (Spinrad, 1985). Good Deeds, the highest of all virtues, the perfect symbol of the love for God—through every man’s love for the neighbor, doing good deeds with spiritual discipline and instruction to abound the earth with the Word of God until reaching everlasting holiness. In the play lines, 439-450 (Anonymous, n.d.), the character Goods opens dialog with Everyman, another plea to all of any age, questioning if individuals ever dream of a reread script in which misdeeds set aside. In addition, Good’s suggest, do not all humanity desire to know that life in whole has significance and that the beauty of knowledge, love, and peace will ultimately prevail? An obvious plea to

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