Examples Of Deception In The Play

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Everything is Not What it Seems Part 1 (Theme): Deception Deception seems to occur on every page of the Summoning of Everyman, printed by John Skot. The play begins with God informing us that Everyman has deceived him by living his life loving riches instead of worshipping and acknowledging the Lord. God sends Death to summon Everyman to his reckoning, and Death informs him that he can bring along whoever or whatever he sees beneficial to him. After Everyman learns this, he begs several people in his life to join him on his journey. They all agree until they find out that Everyman will not be returning. His dearest friend, Fellowship, deceives him. Followed by his family, Cousin and Kindred. Everyman then sets his sights to his material items, Goods, who also deceives him. Everyman looks to Strength, Beauty, Discretion,…show more content…
The story begins with God angry because Everyman pays too much attention to his riches instead of acknowledging Him. God says, "Of ghostly sight the people be so blind, Drowned in sin, they know me not for their God. In worldly riches is all their mind." (271 Shorter Norton) This is the first time we see an example of deception. Everyman has turned his back on God and set his sights on things that are not deemed important at the time of reckoning. Death comes to order Everyman to his journey of reckoning, and Everyman wants to bring someone along. Now everyone else will begin to deceive Everyman. The second time we see deception in Everyman is when Everyman turns to his dearest friend, Fellowship for help. Fellowship sees Everyman troubled and informs them that he would be happy to help. Everyman tells him the first part of his troubles, and Fellowship is willing to be there for him. When Everyman tells him that they would not be returning, Fellowship says, "By Saint John, I will not with thee go!" (276 Shorter Norton) His best friend has deceived

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