Little did Faustus know that the torment of hell was right before his eyes. As the main character, he, at times, fights against the trap he was placed into, but Mephistopheles always beats him. Faustus is still a person who tries to do good, but Mephistopheles always tears him away from that path. In the beginning of the story, Faustus wanted to use his powers to benefit the lives of others and learn more about the world and the stars. He wanted to build a safe kingdom for people to live in.
Later on in the play when Faustus tries to repent, Mephastophilis admonishes him. In this scene Mephastophilis does not interfere, which proves that he is attempting to gain Faustus’ confidence and make him feel like he is superior. Mephastophilis also extorts the information he has about Faustus. He does this by providing him with books Faustus did not ask for but which Mephastophilis knew he would be delighted to have (ll. 5.156).
According to Plutarch, an ancient philosopher, said, "The wicked do not need the punishment of God or man, because his corrupt and tormented life is a continuous punishment for them.” This phrase shows how although in some part of the life of Faustus he has everything, at the end he lost everything. When Faustus understand that his contract was about to end, he lives his last days with a lot of fear of what could happen. Faustus ignores God to have a life full of gratuities, fear, and power. Of course, he got it, but he regrets at the end because he ignores God and his punishment was a perpetual life in the
Neoptolemus is the main character in the book Philoctetes written by Sophocles. Attempting to deceive a Greek god named Philoctetes, he became guilty, ruining the plans made by a Greek commander named Odysseus. Philoctetes was a Greek commander at Troy, that was abandoned by the Greek gods, including Odysseus. Long before meeting Neoptolemus, he was bitten by a snake, leaving him disabled with a foot in need of medical attention on the island of Lemnos. Based on the morals of the modern society, the character Neoptolemus would have demonstrated bravery because his reaction to the plan of deception was questionable.
Dionysus’s character, both in regards to the audience and the other characters in the play, clearly appears emasculate. He’s walking this very thin line between man and woman that he’s perceived to do as a Greek God, and the onlooker recognizes that. Euripides portrayal of Dionysus’s emasculated presence and divine control as changing the women from the obedient housewife to the wild woman-creatures that are a danger to Pentheus’s society ultimately signals to the audience that feminine individuals ought to be feared. Pentheus declares that Dionysus “corrupts our women with a new disease, and thus infects our bed” (6). Throughout the play, Dionysus’s actions and power uniquely continue to plight Thebes; he’s not a hero, he’s not some amazing force of empowerment, and he’s not looking out for the best interest of the women he has possessed.
Such is the attraction of power; he knows that those who sign over their souls will do so regardless of their consequences. When the Old Man persuades Faustus to repent, Mephistophilis threatens Faustus by saying, “Thou traitor, Faustus. I [Mephistophilis] arrest thy [Faustus] soul For disobedience to my [Mephistophilis] sovereign lord [Lucifer]; Revolt, or I’ll inpiecemeal tear thy [Faustus] flesh” (Marlowe 51). Maurice A. Hunt suggests that when the “Old Man tried... to save his [Faustus’s] soul,” Mephistophilis threatened Faustus, which leads to Faustus “collapsed in fear of the devil’s
Being depressed wasn’t a part of their criteria. Brutus then saw his doom because of what actions he took. He knew that, in the end, he wouldn’t be able to take the pain of guilt and suffering anymore, and ended up asking around for someone to help him end his life. Brutus said to those who, “I know my hour has come” (Shakespeare 651). He knew that, after feeling all this remorse, all this pain, it was time for him to leave, time for him to die.
Saving Phoenicium is the greater action of the play and Phoenicium is the ally of Calidorus in this action. In order to fulfill Calidorus’s will, Pseudolus states “if I can’t cheat anyone else, I’ll cheat your father”, where reflected Pseudolus has greater loyalty to Calidorus than to Simo (119-120). Ultimately, Pseudolus exploits the greed nature of Simo and Ballio, so Pseudolus uses his excellent eloquence to entice both lost 2,000 drachmae in the bet. In the meanwhile, Calidorus gains his true love throughout the perfect plan of the clever servus callidus. Hence one can see that，Plautus wanted to convey the idea that class does not represent the real identity of an individual.
And like Faustus He believes god is unjust and he is manipulated by the death god who is the true owner of the notebook into using it to become ‘God of the new world’. The death god can only get the notebook back once Light renounces it or dies and the death god gets his soul as well. But in this show unlike Faustus Light can gain redemption only by renouncing the book. Therefor Light goes on a killing spree killing
Here Johnson emphasis the necessity of poetic justice at the ending. The deficiency of justice and need for a better ending is felt from this perspective to such an extent that the critic questions that how justice could diminish or effect the impact of the play. He states that every rational person likes justice to be done; hence it seems out of question that justice could affect the quality of the play. On the other hand, discussing the same tragic ending of the play “king Lear” the critic fully acknowledges its powerful impact on his mind. He was so shocked by the death of Cordelia in the last scene that he is not sure about being able to read the last scene of the play again.