Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Which of these religious beliefs is most closely related to the plot of Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus?

  • Humans have no control over their spiritual fate
  • The path to salvation lies in obedience to the church.
  • God is able to save even the worst sinners from hell.
  • The devil actively seeks to destroy human souls.
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I think the last one is the best theme; Faustus sells his soul to the devil and cannot regain it, regardless of what the devil promises him. Anything the devil promises is earthly; what the devil exacts from the "sinner" is living in Hell for all eternity.