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Doctor Faustus
Seven Deadly Sins
Umm-e-Rooman Yaqoob
Umm-e-Rooman
Yaqoob
Christopher Marlowe
• Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564– 30 May
1593) was an Englishplaywright, poet and translator of...
Doctor Faustus
• The TragicalHistory ofthe Life and Deathof Doctor
Faustus, commonly referredto simply as Doctor Faustus,
...
Seven Deadly Sins
• TheSeven DeadlySins,whenmentioned,conjureupancient
talesof darkdeeds anddarkcharacters,like Faustusand...
Pride
Coveto
usness
Wrath
Envy
Glutto
ny
Sloth
Leche
ry
Kinza Qaisrani
Pride
• The first deadly sin is pride. Pride, the mother of all sins:
believing too much in our own abilities interferes w...
• In almost every list,pride isconsideredthe originaland
most serious of the sevendeadly sins, and the source of
theothers...
Sara George
Covetousness
• The second iscovetousness. Covetousnessor greed is, like
lustand gluttony, a sin of excess.However, it is a...
• Hoardingof materialsor objects,theftand robbery,
especiallyby means of violence,trickery, or
manipulationof authority ar...
• Faustus demonstrates this in various scenes, when he
evokes the devils magic, the want of a wife, andthe
overall actions...
Samia Shabbir
Wrath
• Wrath is the third sin. Wrath, also known as rage, may be
describedas inordinateand uncontrolled feelingsof
hatred...
• Wrath is the onlysin not necessarily associated with
selfishness or self-interest, although onecan ofcourse
be wrathful ...
• Faustus demonstrates his impatience with the
way hetreats the peoplearoundhim,his
servants as well as other characters. ...
Faiza Anwar Kamal
Envy
• The fourth is envy. Envy is characterisedby spiteand
resentment at seeingthe success of another. Those who
commit t...
• Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent
towards someone's traits, status, abilities, or rewards. T...
Umm-e-Rooman
Yaqoob
Gluttony
• The fifth sin is gluttony;temperance in accepting
the natural limits of pleasures,and preserves of
the natural ...
• In Christianity,it isconsidered a sin if the excessive
desire for foodcauses it tobe withheldfrom the needy.
Because of ...
• At the end of his twenty-fourth year, with death close,
Faustusis ‘swillingandrevealing with hisstudents’in a
feast with...
Rabia Ashiq
Sloth
• Slothis the sixth one.Sloth can entail differentvices.
Whilesloth is sometimes definedas physical
laziness, spirit...
• Sloth,in conjunction withthe other sins, works to muffle
thespiritualsensesso we first become slow to respond to
Godand ...
• The slothful person,likeFaustus, is unwilling
to do whatGod wants becauseof the effortit
takes todo it.Hesummons Mephist...
Mehak Rasool
Lechery
• Lechery, greed is the seventh sin. Lust or lechery is an
intense and uncontrolleddesire. It is usually thought
o...
• Lechery is the only one in the pageant who
is obviously female. In Elizabethan times it
was thought that the Devil targe...
• He instructs Mephistophilisinstead to summon
Helen of Troy for his lover .Faustus also displays lust
in act one when he ...
Conclusion
• Thesesevensins arethe reflectionof Dr.
Faustus personality.
• He isa self-centredperson whoonly thinks
of him...
Thank You
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  1. 1. Doctor Faustus Seven Deadly Sins Umm-e-Rooman Yaqoob
  2. 2. Umm-e-Rooman Yaqoob
  3. 3. Christopher Marlowe • Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564– 30 May 1593) was an Englishplaywright, poet and translator of theElizabethanera. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethantragedianof his day. Hegreatly influenced WilliamShakespeare,who was born in thesame year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethanplaywright afterMarlowe'smysterious early death. Marlowe's plays are known for theuse of blank verseand their overreachingprotagonists.
  4. 4. Doctor Faustus • The TragicalHistory ofthe Life and Deathof Doctor Faustus, commonly referredto simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by ChristopherMarlowe, based on the German story Faust, in whicha man sellshis soul to the devilfor power, experience,pleasureand knowledge.Doctor Faustus was first published in1604, elevenyears after Marlowe's deathand at least10 years afterthe first performance of the play. It is the most controversial Elizabethanplay outsideof Shakespeare.
  5. 5. Seven Deadly Sins • TheSeven DeadlySins,whenmentioned,conjureupancient talesof darkdeeds anddarkcharacters,like Faustusand Mephistophilis.Dr. Faustus supposedlysold his soul tothe devil, theevil Mephistophilisand,in so doing,made himself prey toall types of corruptionanddegradation.Inhis descent intowickedness,theruined Faustuscommittedall of these deadlysins: pride,envy, gluttony,lechery, wrath,covetousness, andsloth.These sinswere considereddeadlybecausetheyled Faustus,or anyman orwomanwhowouldcommitthemontoa pathfrom whichtherewas no return.
  6. 6. Pride Coveto usness Wrath Envy Glutto ny Sloth Leche ry
  7. 7. Kinza Qaisrani
  8. 8. Pride • The first deadly sin is pride. Pride, the mother of all sins: believing too much in our own abilities interferes with us recognizing the grace of God. It is identified as excessive self-esteem,especially when the proud person does not accept his/her proper position in the Great Chain of Being. Lucifer was thrown from Heaven because he would not accept the Son of God being placed at God’s right hand, which he believed to be his own rightful place. Those guilty of pride were destined to be broken on the wheel in Hell.
  9. 9. • In almost every list,pride isconsideredthe originaland most serious of the sevendeadly sins, and the source of theothers. Dr. Faustus saw himself as in comparison to others in a competitivenature; he sitsthere and tells the audienceof his accomplishments andwishes for more glory. Faustuscasts asidethe doctrinesavailableto him, scorning them for beingtoo easyor simplisticfor him. He therefore is unsatisfiedwith beingmortal, i.e., subjectto thelaws of nature andGod. He believesGod will not give him the answers he deserveswhile heis on earth, soturns to Lucifer instead.
  10. 10. Sara George
  11. 11. Covetousness • The second iscovetousness. Covetousnessor greed is, like lustand gluttony, a sin of excess.However, it is appliedto a very excessiveor rapaciousdesire andpursuitof material possessions.ThomasAquinas wrote, "Greed is a sinagainst God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns thingseternal for the sake of temporalthings." • In Dante's Purgatory, the patientswere boundand laidface down on the ground for having concentratedtoo much on earthly thoughts.
  12. 12. • Hoardingof materialsor objects,theftand robbery, especiallyby means of violence,trickery, or manipulationof authority are allactions that may be inspiredby covetousness. • Suchmisdeeds can includesimony, where one attempts to purchase or sellsacraments,includingHolyOrders and, therefore,positions of authority inthe Church hierarchy. As definedoutsideof Christianwritings,greed is an inordinatedesireto acquire or possess more than one need,especiallywith respect tomaterialwealth.
  13. 13. • Faustus demonstrates this in various scenes, when he evokes the devils magic, the want of a wife, andthe overall actions of his character portray his pursuit of knowledgeand glory.Usually this sin is manifested through sex, power, orimage which demises the self- controland can suffocate the soul. Itis the self- destructive drive for pleasure which is out ofcontrol. Faustus performs his sillytricks for self-indulgence.
  14. 14. Samia Shabbir
  15. 15. Wrath • Wrath is the third sin. Wrath, also known as rage, may be describedas inordinateand uncontrolled feelingsof hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness,violence,and hate that may provoke feudsthat can go on for centuries. Wrathmay persistlong after theperson who didanother a grievouswrong is dead.Feelingsof angercanmanifest in differentways, includingimpatience,revenge,and self-destructive behaviour,such as drug abuse or suicide.
  16. 16. • Wrath is the onlysin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest, although onecan ofcourse be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy.Dante described vengeance as "love of justice perverted to revenge and spite". • In itsoriginalform, the sin of wrath also encompassed anger pointedinternallyas wellas externally.Thus suicide was deemedas the ultimate, albeit tragic, expressionof hatred directed inwardly, a finalrejection of God'sgifts.
  17. 17. • Faustus demonstrates his impatience with the way hetreats the peoplearoundhim,his servants as well as other characters. Wrath is what Faustus feels when he conjures uphorns to place onthe headof a knightof Emperor Charles V, court. Sincethe knightshows scepticism in Faustus’ powers, Faustus must rebukehis insolenceby placing hornson the knight’s head.
  18. 18. Faiza Anwar Kamal
  19. 19. Envy • The fourth is envy. Envy is characterisedby spiteand resentment at seeingthe success of another. Those who commit the sin of envy resent the fact that another person has something they see themselvesas lacking, and may even gloat if another person losesthat something. Those guilty of envy were destined to be put into freezing water. Like greedand lust, Envy is characterized by an insatiabledesire.
  20. 20. • Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someone's traits, status, abilities, or rewards. The difference is the envious also desire the entity and covet it. • Faustus envies the Emperor, the Pope, Lucifer and even God for having power and status beyond him. He summons Mephistopheles so that he can use him to have a power he hopes will exceed the power of them all. Dr. Faustus wanted more in his life and envied the powers of others. Therefore he wanted to command the demons to control the world to his accord. Dr. Faustus was envious of the accomplishment of others and wanted to exceed their glory.
  21. 21. Umm-e-Rooman Yaqoob
  22. 22. Gluttony • The fifth sin is gluttony;temperance in accepting the natural limits of pleasures,and preserves of the natural balance. This doesnot pertain onlyto food,but to entertainment andother legitimate goods,and even the companyof others. Gluttony is the overindulgenceand overconsumptionof anythingto the pointof waste.
  23. 23. • In Christianity,it isconsidered a sin if the excessive desire for foodcauses it tobe withheldfrom the needy. Because of these scripts,gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness;essentiallyplacingconcern withone's own interestsabove the well-being or interestsof others. Medieval church leaderstook a more expansive view of gluttony, arguing thatit couldalsoincludean obsessiveanticipationof meals, andthe constant eating of delicacies andexcessivelycostlyfoods.
  24. 24. • At the end of his twenty-fourth year, with death close, Faustusis ‘swillingandrevealing with hisstudents’in a feast with ‘foodand wine enough for an army’. Faustus demonstratesgluttony when he evokes the use of the dark arts. He is attemptingto go beyond his earthly knowledge whiledisturbingthe naturalbalance of Gods lawsand expectations.Faustuswants to elevate himself as an equalto God. In Faustus’s eyes God is no longer the balanceor medium in his life, the devil hasbecome the greater power to Faustus.Faustusstartsusing the devils name in place of where one woulduse Gods name.
  25. 25. Rabia Ashiq
  26. 26. Sloth • Slothis the sixth one.Sloth can entail differentvices. Whilesloth is sometimes definedas physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized.Failing to developspiritually willlead to becomingguiltyof sloth. In the Christian faith, sloth rejectsgrace and God.Sloth has also been definedas a failure to do things that oneshoulddo.By this definition,evil exists when goodmenfail to act.
  27. 27. • Sloth,in conjunction withthe other sins, works to muffle thespiritualsensesso we first become slow to respond to Godand then driftcompletelyinto theslumber of complacency to thedemonic ways. This is thesixth sin in thedeath of Faustus.Faustus has become numb to his own sub consciousness; he nolongerabidesby what he does. Evenin the scenewhere he signs thecontract with thedevil,his bloodcongealsand hedoes not understand why. His own body is fightingthedeadly deedhe was attempting todo.
  28. 28. • The slothful person,likeFaustus, is unwilling to do whatGod wants becauseof the effortit takes todo it.Hesummons Mephistopheles and signs the contractwith Luciferso hecan haveknowledge,possessions and experienceson-tap without any effort on his part.
  29. 29. Mehak Rasool
  30. 30. Lechery • Lechery, greed is the seventh sin. Lust or lechery is an intense and uncontrolleddesire. It is usually thought of as uncontrolledsexual wants, however the word was originallya general term for desire. Therefore lust couldincludethe uncontrolleddesire formoney, food,fame, orpower. Those guiltyof lechery were destined to be smothered infireand brimstone (sulphur).
  31. 31. • Lechery is the only one in the pageant who is obviously female. In Elizabethan times it was thought that the Devil targeted men through women who, like Eve, were ruled by their appetites rather than reason, given to delusional imaginings and far too feeble to resist temptation.
  32. 32. • He instructs Mephistophilisinstead to summon Helen of Troy for his lover .Faustus also displays lust in act one when he states he has not accomplished greatness. Faustus wants to gain glory; he has expectations of others to get himhis glory. Faustus uses Mephistophelesto gain glory and he does not acknowledgethat the demonis responsiblefor all the tasks he performs, but states it is his gift ofthe dark arts.
  33. 33. Conclusion • Thesesevensins arethe reflectionof Dr. Faustus personality. • He isa self-centredperson whoonly thinks of himself andcan doeach andeverything to fulfil his desires. • He is aperson imprisonedin his owndesires and heput isego aboveall.
  34. 34. Thank You 

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