Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's On Death And Dying?

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Everyman a late 15 century best known morality play has the ability not only to present the doctrine of salvation but to impact non-believers (Goldhamer). Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 's , On Death and Dying, argued that people have different perspective towards death (Goldhamer 2). The play allows us to experience the behavior or attitude that a dying person overcomes when their faced with death (Goldhamer 2). The treatment of the play towards the audience is more likely as a sermon that is preached (Pineas 160). All humans, believers and non-believers, are subject to death. The word "death" in the Scriptures, however, has more than one meaning. It is important to understand the relationship of the believer with the various meanings of death. Genesis…show more content…
"I give thee no respite. Come hence, and don 't tarry!"(130). The only way to escape death in all its multifaceted aspects is through Jesus Christ. God "destroyed death and brought life and immortality" (2Ti. 1:10). By the death of His only Son, he has reconciled the believer to God, thus reversing the spiritual separation and alienation that had occurred because of sin. Through His resurrection, God defeated and broke the power of Satan, sin and physical death. Even though believers in Christ have the resurrected life safety, they still go through the experience of physical death. But believers deal with death differently than unbelievers. For the Christian, death is not the end of life, but a new beginning. More than something that should be feared, it is the point of transition to a fulfilling life. Second Corinthians chapter four verse seven says that for the believers, death is a release of the sufferings of this world and an earthly body, in order to be covered by life and celestial glory. Paul speaks of physical death as a dream indicating that death is rest from earthly work and…show more content…
Otherwise we never acknowledge him (Paulson 122). The author perceives death as a denial of humanity. Which makes character treat death us a surprise to his existent (Goldhamer 5). It perceives man being to concern about worldly matters that forget to acknowledge God. Everyman used "blind," as a metaphor to acknowledge how people react when they think about death (Goldhamer 3). As the book of Isaiah when it describes the true advocates when they recognize that they are sinners, who confess their sin and lament deeply by its situation but seems hopeless. "We touch the wall like the blind, and fondled to walk like no eyes..." (Isaiah 59:11). Of all the creatures that God made human beings are by far the supreme and more complex. However, because of pride humans often forget that God is its creator, that are created beings, and which are therefore dependent on God. God sends Death to Everyman because of their ignorance toward him (Goldhamer 2). On some point of our lives we well have to give an account for our actions. Death warns the hero that "before God thou shalt answer" (107). In other words, Death tries to frighten the reader and the character (Goldhamer 3). Death can appear when least expected. Just like the coming of God. The play tries to teach the reader that this is why we should live a life of righteousness before the lord (Goldhamer 3)

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