Doctor Faustus Determinism Analysis

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Through the psychological conflicts rising in Doctor Faustus’ inner peace due to thirst for wisdom and an inevitable lust to elevate his accumulated knowledge level, Christopher Marlowe forefronts in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, the existence of hard determinism and the disguise of it as libertarian free will, which if followed, would eventually lead to the destined or determined outcome that has been already written by an omnipotent power, as shown. Possessing an intelligent way of thinking like Faustus can spot in seconds that he knew that such an action would lead to horrifying consequences, but Lucifer, with the help of God, lead people who are destined to heaven to the righteous path and people who were condemned to hell to the sinful path, and that is what happened with the poor Dr. Faustus, even though he might have commenced with a bit of belief in God, he will end up compelled to not even try to think about him, because it’s not meant for him, therefore the audience should be sympathetic towards Faustus. In Act 1, the concept of the Good Angel and the Evil Angel in Dr. Faustus are put to demonstrate from whom he’ll take instructions. As Faustus…show more content…
You would’ve reacted the same exact way if you were in the same situation, time, body, mental state, and shared the same fate. In Act 5, When Faustus told his scholars about his misery, the First, Second, and Third Scholar told Faustus to, “Yet, Faustus, call on God.” (5.2.27). Faustus still doesn’t call on God, and then asks his students to pray for him, since he is scared of the devil, but isn’t he supposed to be scared of God and how he’ll torture him after death? Why would he choose to lose his current life and the afterlife when he has that one last chance to repent? He is not capable of understanding that God can actually forgive him, but that is what was written for Faustus, by
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