Everyman Characters

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Angel

The Angel appears briefly at the play's conclusion to accept Everyman into God's domain. Because of his virtue, Everyman will be accepted immediately into heaven with God.

Cousin

When approached by Everyman, Cousin also declines to join his relative on his last journey. Instead, he states he would rather subsist on bread and water for five years than face God's judgment.

Discretion

Discretion is one of the companions that Everyman calls forth to accompany him for part of his journey to God's final judgment. Discretion represents Everyman's ability to do the correct thing, to make the right choices in following God.

Everyman

Everyman is a wealthy man who is suddenly called by Death to begin his journey to God. Everyman is not ready to go, since he has not prepared for this day and has more sins than good deeds to his credit. He pleads with Death to...

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