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Everyman,

late-15th-century English morality play. It is the counterpart of the Dutch play Elckerlijk; which of these anonymous plays is the original has been the subject of controversy. When Everyman is summoned by Death, he can persuade none of his friends—Beauty, Kindred, Worldly Goods—to go with him, except Good Deeds. This allegory has been used as the basis of plays by later writers and has remained popular in modern times.

Everyman

makes pilgrimage to God, unaccompanied by erstwhile friends. [Br. Lit.: Everyman]
See: Journey

Everyman

medieval play demonstrating man’s salvation dependent on his righteousness. [Br. Lit.: Everyman]

Everyman

A. N. Other
British John Doe. [Br. Usage: Misc.]
Brother Jonathan
British slang for the typical American. [Br. Usage: Misc.]
Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov
embodiment of ordinary Russian person. [Russ. Usage: LLEI, I: 292]
Jane Doe
female counterpart of John Doe. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
Jean Crapaud
personification of peculiarities of French people. [Fr. Usage: LLEI, I: 292]
John Bull
any Englishman, or Englishmen collectively. [Br. Lit.: History of John Bull, Brewer Dictionary, 591]
John Doe
formerly, any plaintiff; now just anybody. [Am. Pop. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 329]
John Q. Citizen
fictitious average man on the street. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
John Q. Public
fictitious typical citizen. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
John Q. Voter
fictitious typical citizen. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
John a Noakes
fictitious, litigious character; used in legal proceedings. [Br. Legal Usage: Wheeler, 260]
John a Styles
fictitious, litigious counterpart to John a Noakes. [Br. Legal Usage: Wheeler, 260]
Richard Roe
formerly, any defendant; now just anybody. [Am. Pop. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 329]

Everyman

a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint
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