Morality Play - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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After the play is finished, the company discusses their performance. Nicolas is pleased with his own performance but keeps his happiness to himself because the others are depressed, as they brought in less money than they had hoped for. Martin divides up what little money they have left among them, and Stephen and Margaret exit to go get drunk. As the remaining players continue their discussion of the play, Nicolas becomes offended by the way Martin speaks about the nature of God. Martin explains that he is only referring to god as a character in the play. He informs Nicolas that the church made God a player when priests began to act out his role during church service, referring to priests' reading of biblical text during sermons. Martin further mollifies Nicolas by praising his performance, and Nicolas is happy that he has pleased him.

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