An allusion in “Everyman”!?

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Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

Reflection paper for Everyman and Literary Terms (68-97)

This play is very important to read with these literary terms because it lets us connect the terms to the reading. After reading this play, I understood what an allusion was. It tells of a passing reference to a work of literature or historical event. It is very interesting, how before reading Maggie’s blog entry that I was able to connect with the same thoughts. This is because I noticed that this play is referring to God and how he took his life for ours. It was a very meaningful play because of the diction that was used throughout. It seemed very formal, yet also abstract because of the wording and how it makes you think. Religion is a major factor when reading poetry and literature. It was important to me that you could reference these words with imagery while reading. This was meaningful because I could relate the words throughout with a movie (The Passion of Christ) or different church plays.

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I think this play had more meaning for me because of the theology class I'm taking (Images of Jesus in Film). This class has me read a lot of biblical texts and watch several biblical movies, so as I read this I could pick out most of the Biblical allusions. I think that this story would have been a lot hard for me if I hadn't taken my theology and lit classes in the same semester. Sometimes with these Christian allegories you just have to have some background in the faith, or it doesn't make sense.

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