Essay Everyman - Play Analysis

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The Parable of the Talents therefore refers to the metaphor "life is a precious possession." If you have many talents, you must "invest" them wisely--use them as you should use material goods, in a charitable way. If you have a few talents, you must invest them wisely as well. Even if you have only one talent, you must invest it wisely and do good in the world with that talent.<br><br>In an important way, the play Everyman demonstrates the ways in which a person who does have talents (Good Deeds that are trapped in the ground) wastes them, like the servant who buries his one talent in the ground and is cast into the dark, the "place of wailing and grinding of teeth." According to the play's allegory, what forces in everyday human life …show more content…
Knowledge leaves. The priest releases Everyman. <br><br><b>Scene 7:</b><br>Everyman and Good Deeds descend into the grave. Knowledge hears the angels sing. The angel welcomes Everyman and tells him his "reckoning is clear." <br><br><b>Characters:</b><br>Every character represents a different characteristic of the main character, Everyman. The characters are used as symbols. Beauty, Strength, and Discretion are examples of some different characteristics that were expressed in Everyman .These characteristics are assumed to make up a person. However, it is proven that these characteristics make up a person, but they are not the most important. The most important characteristic in a person is doing good deeds. Knowledge also makes up who a person can be. Everyman had many important characteristics in his life. When Everyman went to the Afterlife, the only thing that went with Everyman was his knowledge, and his Good Deeds. <br><br>Death was an important character in Everyman . Death symbolized a messenger of god. He was the figure that went down to Earth to retrieve Everyman and take him to the afterlife. Death was a significant part of Everyman because he was the deliverer of Everyman's initiative to find something to accompany him to his forever journey, to heaven or to hell. Death is the character that changes lives.<br><br>Miracle, Mystery, and Morality Plays, generic terms given to the English dramas of medieval times (from the 5th century to about the 15th