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Critical Essay by Neil Forsyth

SOURCE: "Heavenly Helen," in Etudes de Lettres, Vol. 4, 1987, 11-21.

In the excerpt below, Forsyth examines the depiction of Helen in Doctor Faustus as an ambiguous, destabilizing character, comparing this presentation with her appearance in several classical texts.

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed.

Dr. Faustus, 2.1.120

Mélange curieux d'éléments divers, l'image traditionnelle de la belle Héléne est pleine de contradictions. Le dramaturge anglais Christopher Marlowe exploite cette tradition ambiguë dans sa pièce Dr. Faustus, afin de pousser plus loin encore les paradoxes de la beauté à la fois séduisante et destructrice—beauté des femmes, mais aussi des mots. C'est 1'évocation de l'ombre d'Hélène vers...

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