What are the themes of accountability, salvation and companionship the play Everyman?

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The accountability demonstrated in Everyman is the sort generally accepted in traditional world views, but also specific to Christianity; every man (Everyman) is accountable for his actions, and must face a divine inquisition into his ethics once he is dead. The things of this world cannot accompany him. They offer no salvation, and if this is not obtained, his actions are not sufficient to gain heaven alone. However, salvation is possible, in part due to one's good deeds, which travel with one even beyond death.