Good And Evil : Dr. Faustus

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In the play Doctor Faustus, the theme of good versus evil is one of the most apparent as well as one of the most important themes throughout the play. Good and evil are represented as a battle or struggle in many ways such as constantly battling over winning various individuals souls, the concept of God versus the Devil, and the idea of religion versus science. This war between good and evil creates both internal conflicts for Faustus along with the external conflict between Faustus and various characters. The struggle between good and evil is also represented in the topic of damnation with the struggle to save Faustus’s soul from hell versus fighting to ensure Faustus’s soul is condemned to hell even with the idea of predestination.
Good and evil are represented as a battle in various ways throughout the play. One of the ways it is represented as such is with the way various characters are fighting for Faustus’s soul. The characters the good angel and the bad angel represent this struggle for Faustus’s soul because every time Faustus begins to question the state of his soul the good angel and bad angel appear on his shoulders. The bad angel wants Faustus to believe he is damned to hell no matter what. However, the good angel wants him feel bad for his sins, repent and therefore be saved. One particular example of when the Author, Christopher Marlow uses this theme is in act VI, lines 12 through 18. “GOOD ANGEL: Faustus, repent; yet God will pity thee. BAD ANGEL: Thou art
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