Everyman: Morality Play

Is Everyman himself a sympathetic figure? Should he be?

Is Every man himself a sympathetic figure?

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Everyman is sympathetic in the sense that he represents every person: of mankind in general. He dresses in fine clothes, and seems to have had led a wild and sinful life. Throughout the course of the play, he is told that he is going to die (and therefore be judged) and undergoes a pilgrimage in which he absolves himself of sin, is deserted by all of his friends apart from good deeds, and dies.