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Everyman an English morality play is an allegory of death and the fate of the soul Summoned by Death Everyman calls on Fellowship Goods and Strength for help but they desert him Only Good Deeds and Knowledge remain faithful and lead him toward salvationEveryman represents in a worldly sense every man The play unfolds as he wrestles with his own qualities whether they be good or evil The way Everyman reacts to these qualities is impressive as they morally obligate him to do good or tempt him to do evil Everyman can be pulled towards Heaven or Hell and it is not until Death knocks at his door that he begins to follow the path towards HeavenEvery character represents a different characteristic of the main character Everyman The characters are symbolic For example Beauty Strength and Discretion are some different characteristics that were expressed in Everyman It is true that these characteristics make up a person but they are not the most important The most important characteristic in a person is doing good deeds Knowledge also makes up who a person can be Everyman had many important characteristics in his life but when Everyman went to the afterlife the only thing that went with him was his knowledge and good deedsDeath was an important character in Everyman Death symbolized a messenger of God He was the figure that went down to earth to retrieve Everyman and take him to the afterlife Death was a significant part of Everyman because he motivated Everyman to find something to accompany him on his eternal journey to heaven or to hellAll of the characters that Everyman pleads with to be his companion forsake him Only one character Good Deeds holds true to his word to accompany Everyman When Everyman makes his reckoning to God his good deeds are the only things that speak for him In the end Everymans soul is saved but only by the grace of God
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