Study Questions on Everyman

1.  Discuss the characterization of Fellowship and compare him with the other personifications in the play.

2.  Though understanding the central message of Everyman requires no special knowledge of theology, two characters in the play represent specific aspects of Christian doctrine.  Explain the significance assigned to Good Deeds and Confession for the salvation of the individual Christian soul.

3.  Discuss the message Everyman conveys and the technical means by which it is dramatized.

4.  As a modern reader, do you consider the plot of Everyman a miserable failure?  And to what extent can Everyman be defended?

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