Morals Of Everyman

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Morals of Everyman Everyman is a play written to tell a great story and dictate morality to the readers. It tells a story with many examples of religion very evident in them. Stories from early times like to tell historians about the history of the people of the story's original land. In this case historians are able to tell the approximate dates of the literature by references made by the author and the style of writing. Everyman is believed to be written in the late fifteen hundreds. The main character, Everyman, has been sentenced to death by his maker and calls on his friends to walk with him to his death. In the process of death God calls on Death and gives him the orders of carry out the sentence and go find Everyman. Everyman struggles in finding people who will accompany him with his walk so he calls on nine friends: Fellowship, Kindred & Cousin, Goods, Beauty, Strength, Discretion, Five Wits, and Knowledge. In this journey Everyman finds that not one of his friends are willing to stick with him to the end. He discovers that many will promise to stand by him and make this journey but in the end only one will honor his promise and complete the journey. All betray Everyman during his journey to his death one by one in succession. At the time of death Everyman is left with only his good deeds. The point that the author tries to get across is that Everyman is You. This was written to create a moral tale of mankind telling the reader of friendship, companionship, and betrayal. Everyman viewed his life as being his own and was astonished to hear that it was lent to him to use. Being told this by Death was astonishing to Everyman and he pleaded on his deathbed to his fortune bearer. With reasoning Death gave him one pardon of a little while to reckon with himself and stated that he would return soon to claim him, and Everyman request of twelve days was
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