Doctor faustus as a tragic hero

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<p>Doctor Faustus: Christopher Marlow (1592)</p> <p>Smt. S. B. Gardi Department of EnglishM. K. Bhavnagar UniversityName: Gohil Devikaba JRoll no.: 06 Topics Name: Dr. Faustus as a Tragic HeroSubmitted to: Dr. Dilip Barad SirBatch: 2014-16Paper name: The Renaissance LiteratureContact Me: </p> <p>Christopher Marlowe was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. We can say that with him the Renaissance in England stars. </p> <p>2Dr. Faustus is a play written by Marlowe. It is known as his one of the remarkable work.We can see an extra ordinary personality of Dr. Faustus and that is his hunger for knowledge.</p> <p>If God made the whole universe then how we can consider him as a tragic hero? If god himself give desires to Dr. Faustus then why his downfall happens? </p> <p>Because of Hubris- an excessive pride (What God can heart me?) it is a human error. God gives many indications to save his life. Like old man, good angel.</p> <p>In the beginning his intentions were Nobel but when he tried to be like God, at that point his downfall starts.</p> <p>He uses his powers for amazing adventures like learning the secrets of astronomy upon the summit of mount Olympus, which, again, are befitting of the tragic hero.At the end I want to say that it is good to be a learner but it will harm when it looses its good value.</p> <p>Thank you</p>