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Strength Character Analysis

Strength, who represents physical strength, accompanies Everyman and promises to stand by him. However, she abandons him once she learns that his pilgrimage is to end in death. Once again, this illustrates that what is important on earth is not necessarily important in heaven, and that even the most steady-seeming things can be fickle.

Strength Quotes in Everyman

The Everyman quotes below are all either spoken by Strength or refer to Strength. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of Everyman published in 1995.
Everyman Quotes

Everyman: Take example, all ye that this do hear or see,
How they that I loved best do forsake me,
Except my Good-Deeds that bideth truly.
Good-Deeds: All earthly things is but vanity:
Beauty, Strength, and Discretion, do man forsake,
Foolish friends and kinsmen, that fair spake,
All fleeth save Good-Deeds, and that am I.

Related Characters: Everyman (speaker), Good-Deeds (speaker), Beauty, Strength, Discretion
Page Number: 58
Explanation and Analysis:

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Strength Character Timeline in Everyman

The timeline below shows where the character Strength appears in Everyman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Everyman
Personification and Morality Theme Icon
Salvation, Humility, and the Catholic Church Theme Icon
...However, Good-Deeds says that in order to move forward, he must be joined by Discretion, Strength, and Beauty. Knowledge adds that he must also seek the advice of his Five-wits. (full context)
Sin, Human Nature, and the Material World Theme Icon
Beauty appears with Discretion, Strength, and Five-wits, ready to assist Everyman. At Good-Deeds’ request, they all agree to join Everyman... (full context)
Death Theme Icon
Sin, Human Nature, and the Material World Theme Icon
...cross, asking his six companions to place their hand on it and to follow him. Strength, Discretion, and Knowledge promise to never leave him. As they continue on their journey, Everyman... (full context)
Personification and Morality Theme Icon
Death Theme Icon
Sin, Human Nature, and the Material World Theme Icon
Salvation, Humility, and the Catholic Church Theme Icon
...whom he can trust, lamenting that Beauty promised with to live and die with him. Strength, too, decides to leave, regretting her decision to accompany Everyman in the first place. When... (full context)
Death Theme Icon
Sin, Human Nature, and the Material World Theme Icon
...Good-Deeds corrects him, promising to stay with him. Everyman thanks her and realizes that Beauty, Strength, Discretion, and Five-wits were not true friends to him, as Good-Deeds is. He asks Knowledge... (full context)
Personification and Morality Theme Icon
Death Theme Icon
Sin, Human Nature, and the Material World Theme Icon
Salvation, Humility, and the Catholic Church Theme Icon
...with an epilogue. He instructs us to “forsake pride” and reminds us that Beauty, Five-wits, Strength, and Discretion all abandon Everyman, and that when we are judged by God, we are... (full context)