Doctor Faustus Essay | Motivations for Faustus's Rebellion

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Motivations for Faustus's Rebellion

Summary: In this exploration of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, the motivations for Faustus' rebellion and ultimate downfall are explored. Intellect and ambition play primary roles in his demise, along with stupidity, cruelty and cowardice.
In the Faust legend, a man by the name of Faust or Faustus sells his soul to the devil for twenty-four years of ultimate worldly power. Although the tale of this German scholar/ magician called Johann Faust or Faustus has been re-told many times over, no version has become more prominent and controversial in English literature and history than that of Christopher Marlowe's play first published eleven years after his death in 1604. Marlowe's reworking is possibly the first dramatization of the medieval myth of a man who sold his soul to the Devil, and who became identified with a necromancer of the sixteenth century. Written in a time of religious uncertainty and social upheaval, the tale of Doctor Faustus explores the elements involved when a rebellion is made on an individual basis, but with supernatural means and disastrous consequences. The Medieval times were over and the...

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