An Analysis and Summary of Everyman
Everyman is an English morality play but the author is anonymous. The play was written in the 15th century and it is thought to be derived from a Dutch play with the same theme. While the author is unknown, it is believed to be written by a priest. The reason is that the play has a religious content and morale message.
Everyman is the story of a man who suddenly faces with God. There are many characters in the play and one of them is Death who is sent by God to Everyman for his pilgrimage which is his last journey. When God send Death to Everyman, he asks him if he had forgotten his creator because Everyman is very much concerned with worldly things. He is in lust and interested in treasure during his life.
When Death goes to Everyman to take him to his last journey, he wants him to take his full book of of accounts.
It means all the good and bad things that he has done during his life. As Everyman is occupied with worldly concerns only and understands that this journey will determine whether he is going to hell or heaven, he cries in vain and asks Death if he has to be alone during the journey. Death tells him that he can have company who may wish to make the journey with him and gives him some time to find one. When Everyman has an opportunity take someone with him, he first remembers Fellowship as they had spent time together in sports and play. When he explains his situation to Fellowship, he says he can even go to hell with him but as soon as Fellowship realizes that they won't have a return, he changes his...