Essay On The Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus

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To begin, the Tragical History of Doctor Faustus was a play written in sixteenth-century by Christopher Marlowe. In the play, the main character, Doctor Faustus, is bored because he feels that he has learned all the knowledge that is acceded to in the state that he is in, therefore, he has some other scholars who know about dark magic to teach him their ways. While he is learning dark magic Doctor, Faustus summons a demon named Mephistopheles, who helps Faustus sell his soul to the devil. Throughout the play, Faustus begins to have doubts and starts to repent, however, the only answer that he receives is from Mephistopheles and Lucifer teach his about the Seven Deadly Sins leaving he is impressed and stopping his doubts. With his newly found power, Faustus and Mephistopheles travel through Europe playing trick on people such as the Pope and Emperor of German yet his time soon runs out. An old man urges Faustus to repent, but Faustus drives him away. On his final night, Faustus is overcome by fear and remorse, but it is too late because at midnight devils appear and carry his soul off to hell. God is absent throughout the play to reflect Faustus beliefs on God, as well as, Marlowe’s own religious beliefs.
In addition, the absence of God reflect the beliefs of Faustus on God. Faustus does not believe in God. Faustus has no desire to serve God, but he does have a desire to please himself by using his power to discover information about the world that he is unaware of. God is
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