Compare And Contrast Faultus And Dr Faustus

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However, Sawyer repents and condemns the Devil. An old man urges Doctor Faustus to repent which Faustus rejects, but no one urges Sawyer to repent. Finally, Mother Sawyer leaves the stage with difficulty and professes a new feeling of goodness in her repentance: These Dogs will mad me: I was well resolv’d To die in my repentance; though ’tis true, I would live longer if I might; yet since I cannot, pray torment me not; my conscience Is setled as it shall be: all take heed How they believe the Devil, at last hee’l cheat you. OLD CARTER, Tha’dst best confess all truly. SAWYER, Yet again? Have I scarce breath enough to say my Prayers? And would you force me to spend that in bawling? Bear witness, I repent all former evil; There is no damned Conjurer like the Devil. (V.iii.41-51) Faustus as a magician gains power by selling his blood to the Devil but in return, he has to pay the penalty for his bargain in a horrible death by the end of the play. Faustus’s devilish contract is for the delight of power and knowledge, whereas Sawyer’s contract with the devil is also for power to take revenge and work malice. Sawyer can be seen as malevolent since she takes revenge upon Old Banks and this happens as a result of her aggravation and evilness. If one looks at the social hierarchy of the play, Sir Arthur Clarington has the top position but countrymen and peasants occupy the middle, and the lower position is given to the witch, Elizabeth Sawyer, who had been feared and abused by her

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