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Although Everyman was written as a play it contains strong Christian values thatwe can see through the strong allegories used and through the prominent theme of a persons life values that the author communicates to us and to the audience The theme in the book stresses what comes of value to a person throughout their lives especially at times of grief Christian values play a major role through the allegories that are used in the book and what they stand for The play itself shows the story of an ordinary person affected by the coming of death On their journey they look for and encounter various characters which either help or dont help The author through the play is trying to communicate to the audience how important some things are that we lack or ignore and how some things that we always trust on we may not be able to depend on There are three major examples that really stick out in the play and show the prominent theme Each one being character or characters which are strong allegories representing real life people or virtuesThe first example is the group containing Fellowship Cousin and Kindred Everyman 43-44 All three characters are stand for what they are named after Fellowship friends etc These three characters may seem to everyman as though as they will help on his journey but when seeing the consequences they do not leaving him on his own Everyman 45-46 The author through the characters shows how friends and even family will not always be there for us and especially where we are goingThe second example is knowledge Knowledge is a very strong character in the play Knowledge is one of the few characters who decide to accompany Everyman Not only does Knowledge accompany Everyman but she also helps him in guiding him through his journey Knowledge is a very strong allegory representing the knowledge we might obtain from our
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