Evil Characters

English / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Compares nature of evil manifested by Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello and Mephistophilis in Christoper Marlowe’s ” Dr. Faustus”.

From one point of view, Christopher Marlowe’s Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus can be looked upon as an allegorical and didactic morality play in which the central character, fettered by his medieval magic and beliefs, foolishly aspires beyond his God-given place in the world to become a true ?Renaissance man.?

The most perverse, ingenious, and still astonishing novelty of Marlowe was to show the Renaissance scholar as a spectator of the old morality play in which the medieval warlock, torn between good and evil angels,
is tempted by …


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