Bibliogrpahy Essay example

950 Words Mar 30th, 2016 4 Pages
Melody Wing
Professor Benedict Aiden
ENGL 2210 – 900
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Cox, Gerard H.. “Marlowe's "doctor Faustus" and "sin Against the Holy Ghost"”. Huntington Library Quarterly 36.2 (1973): 119–137. This article discusses about the Renaissance play, Dr. Faustus play that deals with ideas of sin and redemption. Faustus commits six sins against the Holy Ghost. Faustus is guilty, as he is envious of a brother’s spiritual good and resistance to the known truth. Philosophers agree that man sins against the Holy Ghost are to choose evil over good. Thus, Aquinas says that rejection should prevent a man from choosing evil and acknowledge God’s gift to withdraw man from sin. Some of Faustus’ sins did not happen once,
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For instance, it describes that both plays were written a century apart. Furthermore, it also provides me a similarity of both plays have main theme as destiny of humanity.
Lancashire, Anne. “Timon of Athens: Shakespeare's Dr. Faustus”. Shakespeare Quarterly 21.1 (1970): 35–44. Dr. Faustus is a morality play with anti-traditional ending. Shakespeare uses the tradition of plays such as Everyman by the experience of some disaster and turning it to spiritual values. At the same time, Shakespeare gives the readers about Everyman’s traditional appeal to and rejection by false friends. In Everyman, the hero’s fall immediately by getting summoned by death. Everyman’s last hope is too weak to aid him and in the end, Everyman despairs. Then, knowledge appears and gives Everyman hope. Eventually, it leads Everyman to repentance and absolution that bring him to salvation. Timon of Athens, just like Dr. Faustus is an anti-traditional morality play. There are significance between Faustus and Timon as morality. Both Faustus and Timon sin through pride: Faustus, through pride in his intellectual abilities; Timon, through pride first in material prosperity. Both Faustus and Timon use their power of knowledge to destroy social order, while Everyman uses the knowledge to bring himself into harmony with God. This can be one of the elements when contrasting both Everyman and Dr. Faustus plays in my critical essay as it clearly shows

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