Freewill vs Predistnation in Dr, Faustus
Dr Faustus as a terrible hero Dr Faustus is a german scholar who shuts himself off from human regular life to accomplish his aspirations, he is not just happy to offer his soul to the devil but likewise to be the devil himself” to be a spirit in form and in substance”, Dr Faustus is born to a common household in germany in a small town called Rhode, he was educated at wittenberg a famous German university and got a degree in theology.
Faustus is a shakeasperian character he isn’t abundant or a king but he is a man of hight social rank, he has a flaw in his character, the hero (dr Faustus) has a problem in his character which causes his failure. Faustus is an excellent scientist who has an excellent knowledge, he has a severe pride and arrogance, he is not pleased with the level of knowledge and science that he reaches, he wants to reach a level that fit with his think, he wants to control the earth, to gaine power and full control, to go beyond human life Oh what a world of profit and pleasure”
Of power, of honour, of ominopotance By comparing himself with a “studious artizan,” Faustus intends to acquire all worldly enjoyments and products as the fruits of academic work. He does not comprehend, whatever must be under his command All of these things have left him unhappy, so now he relies on magic to black magic Faustus understands that by practicing the dark arts, he will have extreme power in the world.
This is the turning point in his shift from scholar to magician. Faustus conjured a satanic force, Mephistophilis, buying him to go to Lucifer with the offer of Faustus’s soul in return for twenty-four years of power and of enjoyment with Mephistopheles as servant to him, Prior to the time pertains to sign the contract, Faustus has doupts, but he puts them aside and signs away his soul, writing with his own blood. Faustus begins his years filled with sinful nature. He feeds greedly on the art of awakening the dead, he realizes his error in thinking power will bring him joy, at the end of his 24 years Faustus is filled with worries and he ends up being regretful for his previous action, yet this comes too late when his fellow scholars find his body torns in pieces and his soul reached hell. There is a failure of Christianity at the end of the drama since Faustus fails o repent. He cries out however nobody is ready to listen. The ultimate lesson is that if we attempt to change our label from “Human being” into “God”, supreme truth will be a penalty and that is terrible damnation, Completion of the Faustus is really horrible, Faustus doubts in god’s existence is the worst thing. Everlasting damnation is a result of suspicion in God. Undoubtedly, Faustus is a tragic commoner.