Allen Ginsberg's Poetry

Write a note on Doctor Faustus as a tragedy.

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Doctor Faustus is a both a moral and religious work. The tragic elements become apparent when Faustus buckles to temptation and finds himself damned to hell. Faustus' tragic flaw is a combination of ambition and pride. Because of the play's Christian message, we find an interesting take on the faith in the concluding scenes. Christianity's message is one of hope, and that hope promises that true repentance during life will lead to forgiveness. Marlowe didn't agree. Thus, in the end, although Faustus begs for repentance, we experience Marlowe's interpretation of salvation...... Faustus tragically is denied Heaven.