Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Discuss Senican influence on Dr. Faustus?

Influence of senica on Dr. Faustus.

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Senecan tragedies are also known as “ Revenge Tragedies” or “ Tragedies of Blood,” They are focused on bloody plots, which are comprised of rhetorical speech, and the presence of ghosts. Traditionally, a Senecan tragedy is written in blank verse with a total of five acts.

Dr. Faustus fits the requirements of a Senecan tragedy; it is made up of a total of five acts, written in blank verse, and is filled with ghosts. Bad angels and Good angels appear frequently, magic is a major theme.


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