Doctor Fausttus: A Morality Play

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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus: A Morality Play is an eternal composition by Christopher Marlowe in the monarchy of the Renaissance English literature of the 16th century. In the play, Good Angel stands for a conscience that is the voice of soul, and Evil Angel stands for the human desire that is in favour of the devils—Lucifer, Belzebub and Mephistophilis. Seven Deadly Sins have some certain purpose. Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus fulfills the purpose of an old morality play. Appearance of the seven deadly sins is one of the major features of the morality play. English drama has its long history. The Miracle Play was based on saints’ lives and divine miracle and The Mystery Play was based on the Bible. The origin of the morality play is there in the mystery and miracle plays of the middle age. The Morality Play is an allegory in dramatic form. It is a dramatization of the battle between the forces of good and evil in the human soul. The play is an exteriorization of the hidden sacred struggle. In it, virtues and vices appear as characters. Marlowe is well-known for his blank verse as he used in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and made it different. The poetic quality of drama is so powerful that the piece is considered more a poem and less a tragedy. The playwright has revolutionized the whole concept of the language of the drama and made poetry as an impressive medium of expression. After giving the life and force to the poetic drama, Marlowe became a glorious
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