Thematic Conflicts in Doctor Faustus

A mind-map of Faustus' thematic conflicts.

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  • THEMATIC CONFLICTS IN DOCTOR FAUSTUS
    • Good v. Evil
      • Lucifer v. God
        • Faustus v. Mephistophilis
          • Power v. Powerlessness
            • Hubris
              • Pride v. Tragic downfall
              • Overreaching
          • Dominance and submission
        • Heaven v. Hell
          • Earth v. Hell
            • 'Why this is hell nor am I out of it'
      • Repentance v. Damnation
        • Catholicism v. Protestantism
          • Predestination v. Free will (Calvinism v. Arminianism)
      • Good angel v. Evil angel
    • High status v. Low status
      • Lucifer v. God
        • Faustus v. Mephistophilis
          • Power v. Powerlessness
            • Hubris
              • Pride v. Tragic downfall
              • Overreaching
          • Dominance and submission
        • Heaven v. Hell
          • Earth v. Hell
            • 'Why this is hell nor am I out of it'
      • Servants v. Masters
        • Comedy v. Tragedy
          • Lowly pleasures v. Grand ambitions
      • Academia v. Magic and Superstition
        • Medieval v. Renaissance
          • 'A Renaissance man who payed the Medieval price for being one'
            • Individual v. Collective
              • Servants v. Masters
                • Comedy v. Tragedy
                  • Lowly pleasures v. Grand ambitions
              • Faustus as a soul, not a man
          • Old v. New
            • Faustus' rejection of Law, Medicine, Logic and Divinity.
              • Knowledge v. Wisdom
                • Talk v. Action
                  • Noble intent v. Wasteful action
                • Supernatural v. Science
            • Greek Tragedy v. New Renaissance values
              • Faustus something of a working-class hero; born to parents 'base of stock'
            • Latin v. English
    • Catholicism v. Protestantism
      • Predestination v. Free will (Calvinism v. Arminianism)
    • Mind v. Body
      • Faustus'
        • 'What might the staying of my blood portend?'
      • Soul vs. Mind
        • Short term v. Long term gain
          • Pleasure v. Pain
            • Temptation
          • Time viewed from present and then past
      • Free Will vs. Determinism
        • Limitations v. Potential
    • Medieval v. Renaissance
      • 'A Renaissance man who payed the Medieval price for being one'
        • Individual v. Collective
          • Faustus as a soul, not a man
      • Old v. New
        • Faustus' rejection of Law, Medicine, Logic and Divinity.
          • Knowledge v. Wisdom
            • Talk v. Action
              • Noble intent v. Wasteful action
            • Supernatural v. Science
        • Greek Tragedy v. New Renaissance values
          • Faustus something of a working-class hero; born to parents 'base of stock'
        • Latin v. English

Comments

Dla2lag

A good resource in terms of identifying these juxtaposing ideas in Dr Faustus; this starting point would provide a good foundation for a more thorough exploration on these conflicting ideas and how this is demonstrated in the play.

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