Marlowe Essay

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Marlowe's Tragedy The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a German scholar man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge . Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play. That play is talking about a kind of drama which is Tragedy . Tragedy comes from tragos and tragedy means Goat in Greek . In a broad definition tragedy is a serious or sorrowful play involving conflict with a fatal or disastrous conclusion . It emphasizes "conflict" . Tragedy is often characterized by an exceptional act or commitment . it moves from happiness to misery through weakness or some errors in judgment . From that play one of the themes is Doctor Faustus is sin . when he continuously making wrong choices when it comes to his lifestyle . His first sin was greed . Faustus began his downfall by making a pact with the devil . He becomes absorbed in the way people look up to him, believing him to be a sort of ‘hero’. In the end, Faustus realizes his mistake in believing the knowledge power will bring him happiness . At the end of his twenty-four years, Faustus is filled with fear and he becomes incredibly remorseful for his past actions, yet this comes too late. When fellow scholars find Faustus the next morning, he is torn limb from limb, with his soul carried off to hell . Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, arguable the one that leads to all the others. Within the Christian framework, pride is a lethal motivation because it makes the sinner forget his fallen state. For Christians, men are fallen since birth, because they carry with them the taint of original sin. A men made haughty with

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