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October 10, 2005

Marlowe, Faustus (to end of Act II) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Good Angel
O Faustus, lay that damned book aside,
And gaze not on it least it tempt thy soul,
And heap God's heavy wrath upon thy head.
Read, read the scriptures: that is blasphemy.
Evil Angel
Go forward, Faustus, in that famous art
Wherein all nature's treasure is contained.
Be thou on earth as Jove is in the sky,
Lord and Commander of these elements.

I thought that this was interesting. The fact that Marlowe had a good angel and evil angel kind of battling. We see this alot in modern works. The first thing I thought of actually, was Full House, when Michelle has the "good Michelle" and the "evil twin." Obviously this play was long before Full House, so it's kind of like one of the first instances in Literature when we see this.

Posted by CheraPupi at October 10, 2005 3:57 PM


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