Day 3

Everyman: Morality Play Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In plays, characters generally have an objective — the thing they want. What is each character's objective here?

    Discuss Everyman's objective — to go to Heaven — as well as the objectives of his various aides and detractors, the clergyman, and God himself. Do many of them have the same objective?

  2. 2

    Do you find any of the characters in Everyman relatable other than the title character?

    Students might bring up their role as sidekick to someone else, or possibly as the dissolute friend or kinsman, thus humanizing characters like Good Deeds and Kindred.

  3. 3

    When was the last time you saw a film or TV show that you felt was teaching you a lesson? Was it...

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