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    The University Wits

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    constellation, Marlowe is the central sun, and around him revolved as minor stars, Lyly, Greene, Peele, Lodge and Nash. Christopher Marlowe (1564-93) was the greatest of the pre-Shakespearean dramatist. He was born in Canterbury and educated there at Cambridge and adopted literature as a profession. Marlowe's plays, all tragedies were written within a short span of five years (1587-92). He had no bent for comedy and the comic parts found in some of his plays are always inferior. As a dramatist Marlowe had

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    quality leads Faustus of Christopher Marlowe’s “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus’’ and John Milton’s ‘‘Paradise Lost’s Satan’’ both to hell (Boas and Marlowe, 23). However, if the “hell” concept was eliminated from these texts, both Faustus and Satan might still be considered overreachers who are ambitious and exercise their free will in detrimental ways. This is due to, “Before man is death and life, evil and good, that which he shall choose shall be given to him” (Marlowe). In Paradise Lost, it

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    A Divided Self: The Many Facets of Faustus

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    it much like a child tires of an old toy. Here Marlowe establishes the binary of want versus need, in which a gift is bestowed upon an individual who has put forth little to no effort in obtaining it and as a result possesses an overall lack of appreciation for its value. This applies to the young doctor in the sen... ... middle of paper ... ... Bevington, David M; Rasmussen, Eric. “Doctor Faustus A- and B- texts (1604, 1616): Christopher Marlowe and his collaborator and revisers.” Manchester

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    The Effect of Fate on the Outcome of a Drama

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    William Shakespeare Info. 2005. Web. 14 Jan. 2012. < www.william-shakespeare.info>. Lehmann, Courtney. Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: The Relationship Between Text and Film. London: Methuen Drama, 2010. Web. Marlowe, Christopher. “Hero and Leander: A Poem”. Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2011. Web. 15 Jan. 2012. . Risen, Jane L. “Why People are Reluctant to Tempt Fate.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Vol. 95.2 (August 2008): 293-307

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    Denying the Ideal: The Comparison of the Speakers in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh both create speakers who disagree about the nature of romantic love. The titles of the twin poems, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” by Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” by Raleigh, show that they are two sides of a rhetorical exchange. The poems’ structures are identical; each of the shepherd’s optimistic

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    Destruction by knowledge

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    ideal romantic qualities, that instills horror in the reader which invokes their emotions. Dr. Frankenstein represents a fallen hero who allows his obsession with knowledge to completely dominate his life. Likewise in Dr. Faustus written by Christopher Marlowe, Faustus permits the devil to persuade him into seeking an amoral task. Dr. Faustus and Dr. Frankenstein display their corruption and arrogance throughout their respective works that eventually results in tragedy, dooming both characters and

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    Tempting Escape

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    person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:13-15). Sin and death continue as the main choice of topic in Christopher Marlowe as he wrote the play Doctor Faustus. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant scholar looking to expand his knowledge, with Lucifer’s help he was given magical powers which in the end, cost him his soul. Unlike Doctor Faustus, Stanley Moon, a character

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    Psychoanalytical, Feministic, and Cultural Perspectives in Dr. Faustus Christopher Marlowe's acclaimed Doctor Faustus uses many rhetorical methods to breathe life into the plot and story line. There are obviously psychoanalytical methods used, as well as certain aspects of the feministic method, somewhat less evident, but no less important are the cultural background issues that come into play. These three methods help to smooth the edges and round out the corners of this complex journey into

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    Intro: A) The Elizabethan/Jacobean theater 1. Stepping stone to modern theater 2. Heightened the popularity of theater in England 3. Gave artistic Englishmen the opportunity to express themselves theatrically Historical Background: A) Influences 1.Queen Elizabeth I’s reign a) Considered the golden age in English history i. Economic and social change occurred ii. English renaissance iii. Shakespeare defied odds of traditional England plays B) Age of exploration and expansion abroad 1. Protestant

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    The great playwright Christopher Marlowe also wrote one of the most famous lyrical poems in British literature, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love." In this pastoral portrait, Marlowe reveals the shepherd's desire for a certain young lady to be his love. In "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd," Sir Walter Raleigh voices the young lady's answer to this invitation. The two poems share the identical structures of rhyme scheme and meter. Also, the speakers share a similar desire for youthful love. However

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