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    by many different authors. Each variation contains the same plot and main characters, but the theme, resolution, and structure vary based upon the time period. For example, the first acted version of Dr. Faustus was written in 1592, by Christopher Marlowe, but Marlowe stole the plot from the original version “Historia and Legend of Dr. Johannes Faustus. The most updated version is “the Devil and Daniel Webster,” which was written in 1937. Here, the difference in obvious. The titles were changed, so

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    commission. This demonstrates popularity greater than any of Shakespeare’s works. Sadly, Kyd’s tragic writings made an appearance in real life. In 1593, he was arrested and tortured to turn evidence against his friend and roommate, Christopher Marlowe. After Marlowe was murdered, he was released; but never regained his notoriety, later dying in poverty in 1594. Ben Jonson Jonson was not as lucky in his upraising as those before him, beginning before his birth in 1572. His father, a Protestant

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    As Harold Bloom analyzes various interpretations of King Lear in his book, Bloom’s Shakespeare Through the Ages: King Lear, he starts by discussing modern critical interpretations of King Lear. Bloom believes Shakespeare used King Lear to mold out a sense of reality that cannot be seen in any other plays or books except the Bible (304-305). Furthermore, like many other critics have said, Bloom agrees that many elements of King Lear are similar to the Book of Job. However, Bloom believes that Shakespeare

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    Shakespeare's Historical Accuracy

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    Shakespeare’s Historical Accuracy William Shakespeare is possibly the greatest English writer every to live. Many people all around the world enjoy reading his plays. Often in his plays, Shakespeare describes things like lifestyle and laws of his time period. However, some people claim that Shakespeare’s plays are not historically accurate and therefore, mislead the people who read his plays. So how can one determine if Shakespeare is accurate or not? Well, one could ask, what was the social class

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    The Four Periods of Literature

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    are simple pleasures to be enjoyed by all. This idea is exemplified by Christopher Marlowe in his poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" when he says "Come live with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields." (Marlowe 1-4). This time of literature saw poets and writers becoming very aware of the natural beauty surrounding them. Marlowe became known as a ladies man and would often be found drinking. Even the

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    Love, an extremely and unsurprisingly popular topic among writers in every time period and corner of the world, is the central subject of two similar, yet contradicting literary works – “The Passionate Shepard to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe and “The Bait” by John Donne, respectively. Each author masterfully utilizes imagery, but in different ways to achieve two different purposes. Marlowe’s idealistic vision of what love should be is countered by Donne’s rather cynical realism. Both works begin

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    but the hero's journey does not necessarily require itself to be seen through the eyes of a inherently righteous man. A few hundred years later writers still made great use of the hero's journey in their writing but from a different perspective. Christopher Marlowe's 16th century work, Doctor Faustus, follows another form of the hero's journey, the flip side of Beowulf, as one sells his soul to the devil and pursues more evil desires. While both protagonists are entirely different they both remarkably

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    True Shakespeare or Not True shakespeare

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    Sir Francis Bacon, however, had a higher education and survived long enough to have written the plays. Bacon was a philosopher and a scientist, raised in the English court. His mother being a linguist could have influenced him in the creation of the new words as, well as the possible ciphers, found in Shakespeare’s plays. With a father as Lord Keeper of the Seal and many connections throughout parliament and in foreign courts he would have had the perfect knowledge to write the plays. Bacon also

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    evidence that Faustus is quite a strong person; he confident and determined even though it appears to the reader he is not always mentally stable. "Dr. Faustus" could be seen as a morality play teaching that heaven and hell do exsist, and Christopher Marlowe introduces the good and bad angel to put across this point. However there is evidence to suggest that the character of Faustus epitomises the dangers of knowledge without morality. From the very beginning of Marlowe's play "Dr. Faustus

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    Doctor Faustus Analysis

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    his actions imprisoned him in Hell for all eternity. Faustus’ fall from the eyes of God exemplifies the classic Renaissance tragedy, and it incorporates elements of medieval morality plays to impart a warning to those who stray from the path. Christopher Marlowe’s protagonist arouses fear of the unknown and the consequences of humanity’s sin. Faustus is a man trapped by his pride, and in

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