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Everyman is a medieval allegory and also classified as a morality play that is majorly devoted to the demonstration of how temporary everything in life is as death approaches except good deeds We witness the struggle of salvation that takes place throughout the play by the main character Everyman This character is literally the embodiment of everyman in the world Everyman represents everything that mankind is and does Everyman begins with God dissatisfied because all creatures on the earth choose riches over righteousness and generally live a life of sin The play seems to follow a pattern where Everyman pleads with a character who is the physical embodiment of some worldly attribute to go with him on a journey to his day of ending life which is followed by promises of allegiance from the other characters ending in ultimate betrayal Their is a noticeable halt from this pattern led by two of the earthly characters Knowledge and the Five-wits On line 706 Knowledge begins a discussion on the usefulness and power of the Priesthood Everyman hearken what I say Go to Priesthood I you advice And receive of him in any wise in which any wise means at all costs Five-wits goes on to explain the importance of the sacraments as keys to salvation and how only the priest holds those keys The Five-wits burst into a final glorification of the priesthood that includes suggesting that through the priesthood has more power than the angels and has power to hold Gods flesh and the power to damn people to hell or save them forever and finally just explaining that all of Gods blessings come through the priesthood and the priesthood only Everyman that is the best that ye can do God will you to salvation bring For priesthood exceedeth all other thing To us Holy Scripture they do teach And converteth man from sin heaven to reach God hath to them more power given
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