Teacher Guide

Everyman: Morality Play Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

One book that might also be useful for teaching different aspects of medieval literature is Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. These stories focus on character and coincidence rather than the very flat characterizations of Everyman, and thus provide a contrast. Students could be assigned different Canterbury Tales to read as short supplementary assignments. Pilgrim's Progress is another contemporary example of a religious allegorical text.

Everyman could also be related Dante's The Divine Comedy, with its lurid and fantastic representations of Hell, Heaven, and God. Dante's narrative of his journey through Hell could be seen as a far more mature and poetic representation of...

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