One of Western culture's most enduring myths recounts a learned German doctor's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe transformed the Faust legend into the English language's first epic tragedy, a vivid drama that abounds in... show more
One of Western culture's most enduring myths recounts a learned German doctor's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe transformed the Faust legend into the English language's first epic tragedy, a vivid drama that abounds in psychological insights and poetic grandeur.
Publish date: October 20th 1994
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
For me, the key to Faustus is his interaction in Act V, Scene I with the "old man". The old man gives us Marlowe's theology: “Yet, yet, thou hast an amiable soul,” —even after Faustus has made his deal with the devil and used the power he got for the previous 23 'years' and 364 'days', Faustus's...
I was bored. There wasn't any good reason for the devils to be doing anything for Faustus, and this business of signing up souls? What the hell is that? Assuming the soul is a real, discrete, item that can be separated from a body, why would you want one? And if serving the whims of humans gets you ...
“Hell is just a frame of mind” When you finish reading Doctor Faustus, you become extremely confused and you keep asking yourself a crucial philosophical question: Are we born good or evil? And that leads you to another question: What is the purpose of existence? Then, you find yourself ob...
While everyone may not know the actual play of Doctor Faustus, almost everyone knows of the concept of selling your soul to the devil. That's exactly what Doctor Faustus does in exchange for 24 years of knowledge and power. He has big plans for what he can do as the smartest, most powerful man in ...
One of the first works on the Faust myth. It was interesting to read the development of the rise and fall of Doctor Faustus. This Myth is present in our lives even today. It depicts the struggle of man between evil and good; the desire for power and knowledge, and one's greed for wealth and glory. S...
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