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1 Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus Extraordinary Scholar His interest in Magic Profession as a Magician World of Profit His imaginative faculty makes Visualize the Delight wonders; he can perform with the magical Of Honor power . Of Omnipotence His dreams to become a “Mighty Dream of Ruling Things God” – greater than Emperors & . Dream of Becoming Mighty God Kings To Gain a Deity He was a born poet. To Attain a Position of Lord & Commander His Sin – Pride, Presumption, &. Self-conceit ‘Damnation’ Terrifies not him Pride of knowledge – proceeds to (Irony) Study “Necromancy” – Study of Magic Sin of Pride – Faustus’ Curiosity. He charges Mephistophilis to do whatever He commands (Quote---) Mephistophilis gives him reply – since He is the servant for Lucifer he will obey Only his master’s commands not Faustus’ Unless his master Lucifer commands him to obey. Mephistophilis – says devils always invade human souls who Is ready to renounce divine scriptures and God. Mephistophilis’ description about Hell – “Place of Tortures & Tormentation” Dr. Faustus His Conversation with Mephistophilis Soliloquy - I
2 Faustus scolds Mephistophilis &asks him to learn manly fortitude from him. ( Irony ) Full of Tortures & Torments Faustus’ desperation - Faustus asks – Cause for the Expressed with powerful Fall of Lucifer urgency – clothed in imagery Lucifer’s aspiring Pride & Marlowe succeeds in Insolence. catching – agitations Unhappy spirits that fell with Lucifer Mephistophilis’ deep regret of Faustus’ tortured mind. Conspired against our God with Lucifer Of being deprived of And are forever damned with Lucifer”. Eternal Joys of Heaven” Being “ tormented with Ten Thousand Hells”- Mephistophilis’ own anguish Mephistophilis explains – Hell is mental condition “Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, but where we are is hell Who are entirely alienated And where hell is, there must we ever be”. From God. Faustus – no mood to believe Ah, Faustus Now hast thou but bare hour to live And then thou must be damned perpetually Faustus’ Frustration & Desperation speech: Faustus scolds Mephistophilis “Stand still, you ever – moving spheres of heaven, asks him to learn ‘Manly Fortitude’ That time may cease and midnight never come”. from him: ------------------------------------------------------------- Concept of Hell Final Soliloquy
3 My God, my God look not so fierce on me! “What, is great Mephistophilis so passionate Adders and serpents, let me breathe a while! For being deprived of the joys of Heaven? Ugly Hell, gape not! Come not Lucifer Learn thou of Faustus’ manly fortitude I’ll burn my books! Ah, Mephistophilis” And scorn those joys thou never shalt possess ------------------------------------------------------ Had I as many souls as there be stars, I’d give them all for Mephistophilis” Introduction: Christopher Marlowe, the author of this play is truly regarded as the greatest of Shakespeare’s predecessors in the field of drama. The growth of Marlowe’s dramatic genius may be traced by considering each of his plays separately. Marlowe’s merit is that in his short career he set the stage on fire with flame of passion. He was less versatile than the other prominent playwrights of his day. Marlowe is regarded as a rebel

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