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The purpose of this paper is to show moral of the play Everyman The play begins with Death being sent down by God to take Everyman back to give an account or reckoning of his life Of course Everyman pleads for Death to give him more time to get his book of reckoning ready but Death would not allow it as seen in lines 52-66 When Everyman tries to find help from his friends for his journey he finds that Beauty Strength and Discretion have all fled to from him As he continues his search he finds that Good Deeds and Knowledge have not fled from him and he learns that Good Deeds will go with him into the grave to give account of Everyman to God The play makes the strange point that Everyman can only take with him from this world the things he has given others and not what he has received The play shows some very odd forms of theology mainly the fact that Good Deeds alone can you take with you to Heaven which we as Christians believe to be totally false Because the Bible states in Ephesians 28-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast As is clearly seen in these verses of Scripture it is not Good Deeds that get you into Heaven but it is the divine gift of a loving and merciful God The play was obviously written by a person that did not believe in these verses or who had never read them otherwise he would not have made such a large part of the play showing how Good Deeds is the only help you will find in the end I am glad hearted indeed to know that my salvation lies not in my giving a reckoning of my good deeds but rather on the
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