Dr Faustus1

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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a significant and masterful play written by Christopher Marlow. It is a unique play that it written during the beginnings of the renaissance period and therefore neither solely Renaissance nor Medieval in style. It is instead a great story of a man torn between the differences of the outgoing Medieval Period and the incoming Renaissance told in a brilliant style composed of the two distinct schools of thought. …

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…of a changing society where the potential of self is explored, in this case, at whatever cost. This is the type of conflict and transition that took place during this time. Although the major literary periods are usually denoted with dates, it is impossible for one period to abruptly end and the other begin. Instead it is a gradual change that takes place as a result, or inspite of literary works such as this one.