The Play Everyman Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” In the play “Everyman,” (as cited in Literature and Spirituality, 2011, pp. 265-267), “I perceive here in my majesty, / How that all the creatures be to me unkind, /Living without dread in worldly prosperity: /Of ghostly sight the people be so blind, /Drowned in sin, they know me not for their God; /In worldly riches is all their mind.” The mercy that God shows is another theme in the play. Man is always disregarding His mercy. He is so busy enjoying his worldly belongings and life that he forgets to repent his sins. In the play “Everyman,” (as cited in Literature and Spirituality, 2011, pp. 265-267), “I proferred the people great multitude of mercy, / And few there be that asketh it heartily, / They be so encumbered with worldly riches.” The final theme is that death can not be avoided. “God tells Death that the day will come when every person must die and give an accounting of his life before the Lord” (Cummings, 2010). There is no escaping it; every person will have a final judgment day and face some unpleasant …show more content…
The unknown author describes death by using allegory to camouflage the idea of death. Trapping the idea of fear of death throughout humanity is a growing concern, as well. When it is all said and done, God, the almighty, is the controller of death. This allows individuals to become closer to him. Although it is not a part of God’s eternal plans, death is a part of human nature. Allegories used throughout the play depicts our God is not one of deism, but one based solely on reason and is vigorously working in His creation. With a clear insight into the soul of the play, it brings about a clear understanding of the Christian faith. The title of the play “Everyman” illustrates the anonymous author’s reminder to this audience that every man’s soul needs to be saved before death. Additionally, he reminds believers of God that death may be the end of our physical bodies, but it is just the beginning of our spiritual journey with God. The play serves as a reminder to not only live for today, but to strive towards the goal of everlasting life in Heaven. This is stated in the play “Everyman,” (as cited in Literature and Spirituality, 2011, pp. 265-267), “Look well, and take good heed to the …show more content…
Whether good or evil on judgment day, God ultimately has the final say so on everyman’s voyage to the final reckoning. Once you reach the gates, no one will be able to tag along to speak on your behalf to improve your image. This play not only show how everyone should greet death but how they should live with it and accept it whole-heartedly as well as God word. It gives a message of death is inevitable. There is nothing a person can do to avoid it regardless of their worldly

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