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Symbolism and the Play Everyman The play Everyman dates back to medieval times and has affected

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Symbolism and the Play Everyman The play Everyman dates back to medieval times and has affected many people throughout the centuries. Many life lessons are looked at throughout the play through symbolism, which helps the reader understand life's lessons easier. Everyman, an allegory, had symbolism scattered throughout the entire story, which helped to better show lessons learned through life. In Everyman, symbolism is present in many characters, including Good-Deeds, Confession, and Death. In the play Everyman, Good-Deeds is symbolic through his character name, costume, and actions. Good-Deeds shows symbolism through his many charitable acts. ...read more.

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This is symbolic to Everyman because of the good he does for other people in helping them along on their journey through life. Confession is also another very symbolic character in the play Everyman especially through his name, costume, and actions. Confession gives penance and perhaps the Act of Contrition to Everyman to say to redeem himself from his sins. Confessions' costume was probably along the lines of white, meaning innocence and purity. During the play, Confession acts by helping Everyman confess his sins and gives him penance for his sins. This is symbolic to how the Roman Catholic Church performs reconciliation, where followers can redeem themselves for sins they have made. ...read more.

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This symbolizes how many people today think that death can be delayed, but it's ultimately the end for everyone. In conclusion, Everyman uses symbolism to portray the lessons of life. Symbolism has been represented through characters, Good-Deeds, Confession, and Death, in the play Everyman. The common people in the medieval ages only had morality plays, such as Everyman, to teach them the lessons in life. This helped prepare them for the events that happened throughout the play. Everyman is a famous morality play that is still preformed and studied today in theatres and classrooms. It not only teaches major life lessons but symbolism as well. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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