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The plays Beowulf and Everyman are two plays that were written to tell great stories and dictate morality to the readers Each of the two poems tells a story with many examples of religion very evident in them Stories from early times like these tell historians about the history of the people of the storys original land In these cases historians are able to tell the approximate dates of the literature by references made by the author and the style of writing For example in Beowulf there are signs that Christianity has influenced the author of the poem By reading the poem you see that there are many instances where the writer refers to God and religion finding that Christianity has already been introduced by the time it was written Findings like these are beneficial to us because they tell us about the level of education and background of the people of the time Beowulf and Everyman have many similarities and differences in them by which they can be compared and contrasted to each other Everyman is a poem believed to be written in the late fifteen hundreds In this poem the main character Everyman has been sentenced to death by his maker and calls on his friends to walk with him to his death In the process of death God calls on Death and gives him the orders to carry out the sentence and go find Everyman Everyman struggles in finding people who will accompany him with his walk so he calls on nine friends Fellowship Kindred Cousin Goods Beauty Strength Discretion Five Wits and Knowledge In this journey Everyman finds that not one of his friends are willing to stick with him to the end In his journey Everyman discovers that many will promise to stand by him and make this journey but in the end only one will honor his promise and complete the journey All betray Everyman during his
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