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Everyman The author of Everyman vividly portrays the foolishness of man in how he thinks he will escape death The poem is written to focus on how temporary everything in life really is It describes the plight of every man as he faces death Death comes to every man whether or not he is ready This poem portrays everyman as a foolish man who does not even remember death Everyman is so busy thinking about other things that he does not remember that one day death will come Everyman in his foolishness keeps his eyes on the materialistic and tangible things rather than face the thought of an eternal death Death however would not be kept for long and comes when everyman least expects him Everyman is busy thinking of this earths treasures and gains He has conveniently forgotten that one day he will die and have to face judgement Death confronts everyman and although seeing him everyman asks who death is Death expresses himself as coming from God and everyman wonders what God would want with him so early in his life Everyman then makes an effort to bribe death into stalling for another twelve years Death however unmercifully declines Death knows what is needed at that judgement and that everyman will not have it Death then gives everyman a little time to find Good-deeds so that Good-deeds may go with everyman to the grave The failure of everyman is seen here when everyman goes to look for Good-deeds he finds Good-deeds bound and almost lifeless In his effort for material things everyman forgot to do good deeds He also forgot knowledge and confession If everyman would have nowledge he would have known that death comes to all and very unexpectedly The views that are expressed in Everyman are some of the most important ones that stand out from the century in which it was written The people under the Catholic
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