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Also referred to as a “book of count” or “counting book,” the reckoning is the ledger book of all of Everyman’s good and evil deeds. The premise of the play is that Everyman must embark…

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Garment of Sorrow

The garment of sorrow, given to Everyman by Knowledge, represents contrition. According to Knowledge, wearing the garment (or showing contrition) “getteth forgiveness” and “pleaseth God passing well.” As the garment signifies Everyman’s repentance for…

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