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Dr. Faustus as a Tragedy


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Dr. Faustus as a Tragedy

  1. 1. Topic: Dr. Faustus as a Tragedy Paper: 1 ( The Renaissance Literature ) Name: Bhatt Urvi P. Roll no. 35 Class: sem-1 P.G.Enrollment No. : PG13101004 Seat No. : 1130036 Email id: Submitted to: Smt S.B.Gardy Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar (Gujarat-India)
  2. 2. What is Tragedy? “A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language with pleasurable acces-sories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with in-cidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.” by Aristotle……
  3. 3. What is Hamartia? Hamartia is a word most famously used in Poetics, where it is usually translated as a mistake or error in judgment. In modern discussions of tragedy, Hamartia has often been described as a hero's "tragic flaw."The word Hamartia is rooted in the notion of missing the mark (hamartanein) and covers a broad spectrum that includes ignorant, mistaken, as well as deliberate iniquity, error, or sin……
  4. 4. Introduction: Tragedy by Marlowe. „ Tragically History of Dr. Faustus‟ „ Knowledge is power, but power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.‟
  5. 5. Legend: Believed that there existed an ambitious person interested in necromancy. Destroyed himself Faustus means good omened.
  6. 6. Religious Aim: Religious drama with the preaching of Christianity.
  7. 7. Disobedience: Mythical heroes, disobeyed god. Prometheus, Adam, Deadalus etc.
  8. 8.   Faustus says does and becomes is out of his own free will, without any previous pressure or temptation. Offers his soul to Lucifer for twenty four years.
  9. 9.    Not be free from doubts. Between two extremes and alternatives. Remorse and despair in the midst of belief and disbelief.
  10. 10.   Faustus seems a bit mature when his end is near. Face tragic end alone.
  11. 11.   Conquering time, space about hell, about creation of the worlds, stars, planets, history, philosophy, religion, art, music, literature and architecture. Faustus believed, more in devil’s power than God’s power.
  12. 12. Dr Faustus - Globe on Screen movie clip.mp4
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