In "Everyman" what is the authors perception of death?

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In Everyman, death is a spiritual occurrence, and the body, mind, and all physical manifestations of life are temporary. It is the soul that is permanent, as is God. Everyone should expect death, but one should live his or her life with the goal of immortality and treat death...

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In Everyman, death is a spiritual occurrence, and the body, mind, and all physical manifestations of life are temporary. It is the soul that is permanent, as is God. Everyone should expect death, but one should live his or her life with the goal of immortality and treat death as a path toward heaven. The unknown author of this morality play subscribed to the Catholic philosophy of the time, which was that one's earthly actions could prevent one from entering heaven.

As a character, Death is under the control of God, since Death is also a part of God. Death is strict, and he only cares whether or not the dying person has avoided the seven deadly sins, and he will not accept gifts or bribes. In Everyman, death is unavoidable, but it can be beaten through Christianity and seeking eternity in heaven through God.

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