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             Theatre, in the Medieval Era, played a very important role.
             Though there were only certain kinds including miracle plays, .
             morality plays, and mystery plays. This was because the Catholic .
             Church was in power and had to approve and anything besides Bible .
             stories or teachings of the church were forbidden. Morality plays in .
             general were not stories from the Bible, but tales of man's life on .
             earth and the preparation for the next life. .
             The most famous morality play was Everyman. God himself .
             summons Death and tells him to tell Everyman to begin his last .
             pilgrimage where he will be judged. After trying to have bribed .
             Death, Everyman asks him if others could join him on his journey .
             and Death allows it. Now Everyman has to find faithful companions. .
             He remembers Fellowship and seeks him. Fellowship at first agrees .
             than disagrees after hearing of Death's summons. He is then also .
             turned down by Kindred and Cousin. He finds Goods who also agrees .
             until he learns that his journey will lead him to the highest of all .
             judges. He says that he would not make a good impression in the .
             eyes of God because goods are not given, only lent. .
             Finally Everyman finds Good-Deeds who would go with him .
             except for his weakness is so great that he can hardly move. .
             Knowledge, Good-Deeds' sister will accompany him until stronger. .
             She advises him to go to Confession. After which Good-Deeds has .
             been revived. Knowledge says that he must go to a priest to help .
             relieve himself of his sins on earth. Knowledge also tells him to call .
             upon Discretion, Strength, Beauty, and the Five-Wits. One by one, .
             they all end up leaving Everyman, all except for Good-Deeds. .
             Everyman's purpose was to make people see that this life was .
             just a preparation for your soul after death. What you do in this life .
             is to be judged by God, not just when you die, but through out your .
             life. Your life is the journey and it's your good-deeds that will shine .
             through, more than your worldly possessions.

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