Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays - Part 2 Summary & Analysis

A. C. Cawley
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Part 2 Summary

""The York Pageant of the Barkers - The Creation and the Fall of Lucifer" An introduction to this play describes how the York Cycle (named after the city of York) "surveys the spiritual history of mankind 'from the creation to the general doom.'" He comments that the story of Lucifer is included in the opening plays of every cycle performed across England and has a long history. Finally, he discusses the care and skill of the rhythmic structure of the poetry.

The Pageant - As angels sing musical prayers from traditional church services, God speaks of his glory and power, while Lucifer speaks of his own (Lucifer's) power and beauty. While cherubim and seraphim sing praises of God, Lucifer continues to sing his own praises, until he falls from heaven and lands in hell. There he, and the angel who praised him...

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