God in Everyman

Topics: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity Pages: 2 (748 words) Published: January 16, 2013
In society today, at least in common Christianity, it is accepted that God is not one person, but three. There is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I believe that the play Everyman is depicted through God the Son, which is Jesus Christ. I would dress my God as that of Jesus Christ. He will be wearing the crown of thorns upon his head, with the blood coming down from the cuts, which actually can’t be seen in the photo above. This will be representing the anguish and suffering Christ accepted to purge our sins. He will be wearing his commonly acknowledged white robe. Not as much symbolism compared to the crown of thorns, though the color white is accepted as the color of purity and peace. I would also include the fact that he will not be wearing any sandals, to show the extensive pain, and both the physical and metaphorical travels that Jesus has taken. I believe that my God of the Son representation should be holding the cross on his back to represent man’s evil and God’s mercy. This is even shown in the play when God speaks of man’s focus on the materialistic things and not on his soul and salvation. Not shown in the picture above, but what I would also have my God holding would be the Holy Bible. I believe this is necessary to show how one can reach salvation through the Word of God, not through the “worldly riches”(2) as God calls it in Everyman.

I believe it is quite obvious that in Everyman, God is portrayed as being displeased with the way humans behave. In essence it’s a reflection or calling to people to strengthen their ties with God. God starts his words with “I perceive here in my majesty, how that all the creatures be to me unkind”(2) showing his disappointment with the loss of spirit and connection humans have with God. God also expresses his displeasure in how the humans have stopped living to please him and instead focus on material things that they think will be what truly make them happy. He exclaims that the...
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