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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
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Jun 06, 12

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Perhaps the story is too well-known today, one might say even ”worn out”. However, this is an older version of the story than Goethe's and lack the romanticism that abunds in the latter's version. There is no dramatic love story in Marlowe's play. Overall, it has little emotional intensity, at least for a modern reader, though standards were certainly different in those times and it would be wrong to judge it harshly from a modern perspective. The basic and raw idea of the Faust story is pretty much the same as known from the classic Goethe version. It's about the lust for knowledge and power, about sins and faith and punishment.

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