Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)
"Everyman: My cousin will you not with me go.
Cousin: No by our Lady; I have the cramp in my toe."
I almost laughed out loud when I read this quote. I was surprised by how much potential humor there is in this play. Maybe it's just because I find it humorous that all these abstract concepts are being represented by actual people walking around on a stage, but I think that whoever wrote this had a little bit of fun. It's good that it's not just a very somber Sunday school lesson, which I thought it might be because it's a very old religious play. It's a lot easier to teach people moral lessons if you lighten up a bit and use humor to draw them in. This play actually reminded me a little of Schoolhouse Rock, where there is a literal representation of a bill singing about how he gets passed in Congress. I love those cartoons. I used to watch them all the time. I had so much fun I didn't even realize I was learning, just like those medieval people who were watching Everyman!