Dr.Faustus - 1 3 AN INTRODUCTION OF PLAY Dr Faustus the tragic history of whole life and death of Dr Faustus is written by English dramatist

Dr.Faustus - 1 3 AN INTRODUCTION OF PLAY Dr Faustus...

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1.3.AN INTRODUCTION OF PLAY “Dr. Faustus” the tragic history of whole life and death of Dr. Faustus is written by English dramatist Christopher Marlowe. In this play there is a simply story of Dr. Faustus who was born of lower class parents , in which how a common man sells his soul to the devil for more power, knowledge and position in his life. The story base on down fall of Dr. Faustus and Christianity.2.4.ORIGIN OF SEVEN DEADLY SINS Origin of seven deadly sins also known as a part of Christian ethics is a branch of Christian theology ,depends on the concepts of “right” (virtuous) and “Wrong” (sinful) behavior from a Christian perspective. If some one committed any of the seven deadly sinsthey would be dam to Hell and they become slave of these deadly sins.3.5.SEVEN DEADLY SINS PRIDE :- ENVY :- • A feeling honorand self respect • Pleasure of taken in an achievement • Root of all sins • In Dr. Faustus PRIDE appears when he feels that he is more superior than others. • Feel jealousy from others • Object of such feeling , desire for the qualities of another. • In Dr. Faustus ENVY appears when he saw a power of God.4.6.LECHERY WRATH • Sexual desires • A lecherous act • In Dr. Faustus LECHERY appears when dancer who came from another world. • Extreme anger • Forceful , violent • In Dr. Faustus WRATH appears when he is not able to do anything in his life as he was intelligent.5.7.GLUTTAONY SLOTH • Excess in eating or drinking • In Dr.Faustus GLUTTAONY appears when he wants much more power and position than others. • • • • Laziness Aversion to workSlow moving In Dr. Faustus SLOTH appears when he got all kind of knowledge and he feels laziness from over knowledge.6.8.COVETOUSNESS • Greediness • Eagerly desirous • In Dr. Faustus COVETOUSNESS appears when he wants to get more and more and it is sign of this sin.
1.Is Doctor Faustusa Christian tragedy? Why or why not?Doctor Faustushas elements of both Christian morality and classical tragedy. On the one hand, it takes place in an explicitly Christian cosmos: God sits on high, as the judge of the world, and every soul goes either to hell or to heaven. There are devils and angels, with the devils tempting people into sin and the angels urging them to remain true to God. Faustus’s story is a tragedy in Christian terms, because he gives in to temptation and is damned to hell. Faustus’s principal sin is his great pride and ambition, which can be contrasted with the Christian virtue of humility; by letting these traits rule his life, Faustus allows his soul to be claimed by Lucifer, Christian cosmology’s prince of devils.Yet while the play seems to offer a very basic Christian message—that one should avoid temptation and sin, and repent if one cannot avoid temptation and sin—its conclusion can be interpreted as straying from orthodox Christianity in order to conform to the structure of tragedy. In a traditional tragic play, as pioneered by the

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