Faustus hopes that magic will make him omnipotent and god-like.
There is little evidence to suggest that Marlowe himself wanted power over others, but his rise in society from a shoemaker's son to a scholar at Cambridge University and later, a spy, was extremely rare at the time... Showed first 250 characters
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Marlowe did not lead a normal Elizabethan life; in fact, one could say that it was similar to fiction. The over-ambitious part of Marlowe's personality is reflected in Faustus because it seems Marlowe must have wanted success in his life, and to over-reach his set path in life... Showed next 250 characters
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In the first chorus, along with a taste of the tragedy that is to beset our protagonist, we get a brief history of Dr. Faustusí life: The son of peasants, Faustus, like Marlowe, was most likely educated on scholarship at Wittenberg...
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Dr. Faustus- Ambition
Christopher Marlowe lived during the Renaissance period in 16th century England. Although this was a time of change, the Elizabethans still had fixed moral values...
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The Questing Individual, Dr. Faustus
Faustus is the protagonist and consequently, the tragic hero in Marlowe's play. He is a character who contradicts himself often. He is capable of tremendous eloquence and beauty, capable of possessing awesome ambition, yet he is also capable of a weird, and almost willful blindness and willingness to waste powers that he will gain at great cost...
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In Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe uses the resolution of the conflict between Dr. Faustus and the beliefs of his time to explore the idea of man's place in the universe...
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Dr. Faustus, written by Christopher, is the story of a man that represents the common human dissatisfaction with being human. He sells his soul to the devil for what he believes to be limitless power, with full logical knowledge as to the consequences of such a transaction...
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When Faustus states; "To give me whatsoever I shall ask" ( Act 1 Scene III Line 91) comes the beginning of the end. Once the 24 year deal is set Faustus is overwhelmed by his new powers and can't believe the things he can do...