Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Explain Faustus as a weak character in christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus

faustus as a depressed person in the play

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austus as a Weak Character in Cristopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus

The word used to describe the character of Faustus is "weak", which

can also mean "feeble", "fragile" and "pathetic". I disagree that

Faustus is any of these things, as there is 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," it is

apparent to the reader that Faustus is a man who is unwilling to

accept the limitations of human knowledge and is not prepared to be

just a man, but wants more "Yet art thou still but Faustus, and a

man". In seeking to become more than a man, with no regard for the

spiritual consequences.