Dr. Faustus By Christopher Marlowe Essay example

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In Dr.Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, Faustus’ fall is the result of his own character flaw. Throughout the play, he has more than enough opportunities to repent and reach eternal salvation instead of eternal damnation. He encounters the good angel multiple times and even an old man perhaps representing God. These two angels attempt to change Faustus’ mind, but ultimately fail. Faustus knows from the beginning that he will not reach heaven because of the deal he makes with Mephostophilis. It is solely his fault he is in this predicament. Finally, the last hour of his life he is ever so close to repenting but still rejects the opportunity. Faustus Faustus first meets the good angel and the bad angel in Act I, Scene I as soon as the play opens. The good angel immediately attempts to persuade Faustus to leave his magic. “O Faustus, lay that damnéd book aside And gaze not on it lest it tempt thy soul.”(P.6). The bad angel, however, is just the opposite. The bad angel encourages Faustus to continue his practice of magic. The good angel and bad angel are two sides to Faustus’ conscience and always appear when Faustus is about to make a big decision. The good angel represents the morally right, Christian way of doing something. The bad angel, on the other hand, suggests to do things for your sole benefit with no regard for others. Faustus is just starting to learn magic and can already repent to escape hell. A major turning point for Faustus and his road to hell, is when he…

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