- Peoples caught up in materialism and in the pleasures of the world often neglect god and do not ask for forgiveness Vices and virtues (the mythology of seven) - The philosophical virtues - Faith (theological virtues) - Hope - Charity - Prudence (cardinal virtues) - Justice - Fortitude - Temperance - Saint paul defined the three theological virtues - Greek philosophers defines these virtues as being important to all people, Christian and
Non-Christian. Contrary Virtues - From the concepts of psychomachia the seven virtues were to protect you one from the correspondingly from the seven vices The seven gifts of the holy spirit - Wisdom - Understanding - Counsel - Fortitude - knowledge - Piety - Fear of the lord The seven works of mercy - Feed the hungry - Give drink to the thirst - Give shelter to the homeless - Clothe the naked - Visit the sick - Minister to prisoners - Bury the dead Other christian sevens - Days of creation - Days of passover - Wall of jericho fall on the seventh day after being circles seven times - Spirits of god - Joys and sorrow of the virgin mary Other mythological sevens - Seven years of famine in ancient Egypts - Seven evil spirits
- Seven immortals of indian methodology - Seventh sons Medieval university - seven liberal arts - Grammar - Rhetoric - Logic - Arithmetic - Geometry - Music - Astronomy 11/08/18 Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe - Johann Faust (1488) he sold his soul to the devil for magical powers Why author uses allegory - To teach a moral lesson - Tho explain universal truths - Uses allegory by good angel bad angel Setting - Time: 1580s - Place: europe, especially germany and italy - Story: covers about 24 years The “Evil Characters” - Mephastophilis - Lucifer (name on Satan when he was in heaven) - Evil angel - Beelzebub Lucifer, Satan, Devil, Demons
- Lucifer- the fallen angel who coveted god's power and glory. Later often called satan (hebrew for “to oppose” or “adversar. Lucifer is emperor of hell. - Satan is from the greek “diabolos” meaning “to slander” Demons and devils - Demons: the other fallen angels - Mephistophiles: generally considered the second angel to fall. For his loyalty, lucifer appointed him second in command - Beelzebub: a chief lieutenant of lucifer “Settles thy studies Faustus” - Law - Theology - Medicine “The greater subject fitteth faustus” - Having earned a doctorate, faustus now abandons his traditional education for magic - For what; “these metaphysics of magicians,/ And necromantic book are heavenly - Why: “faustus most desires.../ a world of profit and delights/ of power, of honor, of omnipotence What does faustus Do with His Powers - Engages in somes of the deadly sins Seven deadly sins - Pride, lust , archery, greed, sloth, gluttony, envy Helen - “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the toppless tower of illiam” Faustus desperate last speech - He begs for time to slow down - He impores Christ for mercy
- He cries out in fear - He wants to hide from the wrath of god - He begs that hell will not be and eternity - He curses his parents for his birth - He curses himself when he finally recognizes his own responsibility and guilt “Ugly hell gape not!”
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