Dr Faustus Free Will Analysis

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Dr. Faustus’s damnation is truly an act of justice as he got what he deserved. He knew the consequences of his choice but still went on with it. His desire to know everything made him adamant about his choice to sell his soul to the devil and even on occasions when he could’ve pulled back, he hesitated but always pulled back at the last minute.

“Faustus, in his impatience to fulfil at once and for a moment, for a few short years, all the desires and conceptions of his soul, is willing to give in exchange his soul and body to the great enemy of mankind”. (Hazlitt, William, Lectures on the Age of Elizabeth, 1820). As for a tragedy,
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“Faustus is a vulgar sorcerer, tempted to sell his soul to the devil for the ordinary price of sensual pleasure, and earthly power and glory- and who shrinks and shudders in agony when the forfeit comes to be …show more content…
This great change certainly displays a poor use of free will. Faustus at first started misusing his free will by coming to a decision to be on the same side with Lucifer and later by making wrong use of his new-given knowledge. He does not use it for good works or send in name for to it to anything that benefits mankind. His last unending punishment not only results from the very wrong acts that he made oneself responsible throughout his living, nor his written agreement with the Satan, but rather his pleasurably feel is feeling that condemns him to endless bad, unhappy place. Again, this emphasizes how his unending punishment results from his own personal selections made by his own free will more than anything other. Faustus would rather make payment before work his pleasurably feel than take orders from and make statement that he is at error. He makes responsible his father and mother, predestination, and appeals both to Christ and

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