Everyman: Morality Play

what is the moral of the play?

what does the doctor say the moral is?

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A doctor appears to give the epilogue. He tells the hearers to forsake Pride, Beauty, Five Wits, Strength and Discretion – all of them forsake “every man” in the end. It is only Good Deeds who goes along with you ; though, he adds, if the Good Deeds are only small, they will not help either. You cannot, the Doctor tells the audience, make amends after your death. If your reckoning is not clear at death, God will say “Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum” (Depart, cursed one, into eternal fire); yet he whose reckoning is clear will be “crowned” “high in heaven”.