Everyman: Morality Play

show how goods and good deeds are contrasted in the drama everyman.what roles do they play in the redemption of everyman in the play?

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Goods cruelly reveals to Everyman that love of goods is in fact opposite to love of God and love of the divine. It is notable that Goods and Good Deeds are symmetrically positioned in the play: they are, of course, opposite behaviours - as Goods here points out. If Everyman had only given some of his money to the poor, Goods could have become Good Deeds - but he didn't, and now must pay the price.

"My love is contrary to the love everlasting.

But if thou had me loved moderately during,

As to the poor give part of me,

Then shouldest thou not in this dolour be." Goods