We have nothing else that will truly matter when the end comes. The character Death is a messenger sent by God to summon Everyman. In the beginning of the play, God speaks about his death on the cross to give people life, mentions the seven deadly sins, which are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. He states that people live for their own pleasures, and how some have forgotten and neglected Him. God commands Death to go to Everyman and to summon him to heaven to make his reckoning.
Everyman feels like he must make atonement for his sin, in order to escape death, for salvation is in the hands of the sinner. Death is something everyone is familiar with and at the same time very much afraid of. It is no different when it comes to the character in Everyman. When God is observing the people walking on earth, he sees how they are only serving themselves and not serving him. People are living as if there is no Heaven or Hell, or if there is even a judgment day after they die.
God sends death to Everyman, in order to send him on a journey to search for himself. Death is a part of life, it is something that we will all one day have to face and it is not always something that is negative. Everyman can be compared to a Renaissance tragic hero, one who struggles with his own passions as well as his ignorance and even his own death. One day we will all face death and after death we will face God, at this time we will explain to God why we have earned a place in his kingdom and this is no different for Everyman. The Beginning The play starts off with Jesus speaking; he is explaining how he died on the cross so that we could be given eternal life.
Summoned by Death, Everyman comes to the reality of facing death when he does not want to die. Therefore, Everyman search for a companion while on this pilgrimage to give an account on his life before the high judge “Adonai”. For this reason, Everyman finally realizes that all his friends and peers all throughout life abandon him. In Everyman’s exemplifies definition of Death in this short story has played a most important role, which has come to life, and corresponds to what God's messenger to visit Everyman, who is the protagonist of the play. This short story demonstrates a universal truth that everyman in this world is to meet death some day, while the author of this story present death as an antagonist.
In the play Everyman, death is exemplified and treated as a messenger of God that goes to visit Everyman. Everyman is a character that represents human and everything that human have to go through in life until the Day of Judgment. The author of the play uses Death as a character to portray a real truth that all human will have to face. The word "death" attracts people's attention because it is a strong word. Death strikes a fear in people’s heart and it is a truth of life that every human will have to face it one day.
Abstract The following essay analyzes the perception and treatment of death in Everyman. Written in the late 15th century by an unknown author, Everyman illustrates the subject of human mortality. After becoming dissatisfied with everyman’s reckless and worldly attitude, God sends his mighty messenger Death, to deliver a spiritual message to Everyman. Throughout Everyman’s journey with to morality, he realizes that anything that is not an importance to God’s parishes, and only thing that matters at the end of the journey is the way Everyman lived his. In the poem Everyman, Death illustrates that the only way to gain entirety is through preforming good deeds and to repent of all sins.
Death presented himself to everyman to deliver God’s message that he must die. Everyman wanted to bring a friend with his to die and Death agrees that if everyman can find a friend he can die with them. I had a problem with this scene between death and Everyman. I believe one is born into the world with holding God’s hand. Death should have explained to everyman that he could not take anyone with him of flesh to heaven.
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).
The play opens with a messenger addressing the audience and preparing the way for God to enter the scene. God speaks providing a brief catechism and reprimand. “How that all creatures be to me unkind, living without dread in worldly prosperity…Drowned in sin, they know me not for their God.” God professes his displeasure for how people live for their own pleasure. God continues to speak, “My law that I showed, when I for them died, they forget clean, and shedding of my blood red; I hanged between two, it cannot be denied; to get them life I suffered to be dea... ... middle of paper ... ...remember we must die.” Works Cited Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw, and Mark Ray Schmidt. Literature and Spirituality.
In doing so, he tries to have them go with him to meet with God, but most of them will not walk with him to meet death except good deeds. In the play, the author’s perception of Death is that he is a mighty messenger of God and he gathers every man to pay for his sins. The author also leads the reader to understand there are two different types of death; physical and spiritual. The author uses Death