Lecture Notes - Lit in Time Lec 6

Lecture Notes - Lit in Time Lec 6 - Doctor Faustus:...

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Doctor Faustus: 20/10/2010 13:10:00 Marlowe: (1564-1593) Homosexual/renegade. Atheist – monitored by the government. Spy – murdered when he was 29, stabbed through the eye. Murderer. Scholar – Classical references – difference between Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s work – Marlowe had a university education, Shakespeare did not. The ‘New Science’: Empiricism – 1550 scientific revolution. Royal Society established in C17th. Rejects an old body of established knowledge – modifies stuff he already knows. Religion: Calvinism – after the Reformation. Idea of Faustus as Everyman – judge him as a gentleman, is what he does justified? Heaven: 3 definitions of heaven. Scientific heaven – power than governs the world. Astrological heaven – the stars and the planets. Christian heaven – divine institution. Scientific Revolution:
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course ENG ENGL111 taught by Professor Dinahbirch during the Fall '10 term at University of Liverpool.

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