The Dance of Death has come full circle. According to Christian doctrine, the end of the world will be marked by the Final Judgment at which all who have died and all who are still living on Judgment Day will appear before Christ to be judged for their actions on earth. Death's dominion has been broken, as Christ sits amid the angels and patriarchs surrounded by the waiting resurrected undead.
The Dance of Death is an important allegory commenting on human mortality and the passing transience of life. It depicts Death as a fairly jovial skeleton armed with a scythe, who invites his victims to a dance which invariably ends in their demise. The point of the allegory is that no one can refuse its invitation to the dance: hgh church officials, kings or paupers, all must dance and eventually die.