Everyman | Critical Essay by Helen S. Thomas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Everyman.
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Critical Essay by Helen S. Thomas

SOURCE: Thomas, Helen S. “The Meaning of the Character Knowledge in ‘Everyman’.” Mississippi Quarterly 14, no. 1 (winter 1960-61): 3-13.

In the following essay, Thomas discusses representation of the character Knowledge in Everyman as a Wisdom figure.

The problem that has troubled scholars for many years is whether in the play Everyman,1 which is, as its title states, a “treatyse” in the manner of a “morall playe,” the important character Knowledge really signifies “knowledge.” The intention of the play is to show to the sinner summoned by death the path to salvation through the sacraments of the Church. The character Knowledge is designated the guide and counselor of Everyman in his journey to salvation. As is usual in the medieval journey allegories...

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