Everyman Messenger's Speech

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The play Everyman requires a Christian audience to be powerful and influential. The reason for that is because the play Everyman represents many of the Christian ideals, such as kindness, loyalty, and charity, which are shown within the Bible. The play begins with the Messenger’s speech. Within his speech, the Messenger says, “You think sin in the beginning full sweet, Which in the end causeth the soul to weep.” This quote incorporates the ideology of eternal suffering as well as the idea of people’s lives coming to an end. After the Messenger ends his speech, God enters angrily as he believes all creatures are unkind to him as they are “Living without dread in worldly prosperity.” The referencing of God as a deity refers back to the religion

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