Faustus Tragedy

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Discuss Dr. Faustus as a tragedy Dr. Faustus is a tragedy because the main character falls as a victim of his own circumstances, and is a victim of himself. He is a man with all the potential and possibilities to be successful. He is a Renaissance man who is versed in every aspect of science, philosophy, the arts, education, and genius, yet, he utilizes his energy and wit into absolutely nonsense and unnecessary goals, such as his obsession to be a magician, and his ridiculous fixation for power: A power he has no clue what to do with. To make matters worse, his self absorbence led him to make a pact with the devil to obtain that same power he wanted for no factual reason. He didn 't even know why he did it, in all reality. In fact,…show more content…
Faustus, Marlowe employs both the Greek-style Chorus and Elizabethan clowns. Finally, in keeping with Elizabethan tragic form, Faustus gets himself in so deep, his tragic flaw or error in judgement is so aggregious that it leads ultimately and necessarily to his death, thus fulfilling the fate of an Elizabethan tragic hero. Since Faustus has overestimated what he can attain from an arrangement with Lucifer and since he underestimated the power of Lucifer 's evil, his ultimate end must be and is death even though he recognizes his mistakes and pleads for pardon. Dr.Faustus is a tragedy related to a man 's unrealized ambitions. In fact the play is nearer to the psychic experience of the modern man.In the fit of achieving the superior status or equivalent to that of God, Dr. Faustus displays the attitude of power hungry people. Sometimes a dissatisfied with divinity can choose an immoral path.He is tempted by the evil with so much affinity that the voice of his conscious is not able to stop him from wrong deeds. His knowledge and education becomes mean before such huge temptations. When devil is also unable to satisfy his urges then he feels trapped and prays to the God to rescue him. He repents a nd curses
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