Doctor Faustus Critics Quotes

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Arnold Schmidt
"Most people have wanted something so badly that, in moments of desperation, they imagined they would do anything to have it"
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R.M Dawkins
Faustus is "a Renaissance man who had to pay the medieval price for being one"
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Harold Bloom
Faustus wants to reach a certain level of greatness and "to assume Godhead".
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Lizzie Davis
"struggle between the two sides of Doctor Faustus, the controlled intellectual side giving way... to the indulgent sensual"
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Harry Levin
"his quest for knowledge leads him to taste the fruit of the tree that shaded Adam and Eve, to savour the distinction between good and evil"
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Thomas McAlindon
"the image of the angry God is an attack on the unforgiving harshness of contemporary Christian theology"
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Hippolayte Taine
"Faustus is wholly engrossed in the present"
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Richard Wagner
"Faustus is anything but a hero"
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Pluto. (He believed if the 'art' does not teach morality and ethics then it is damaging to the audience.)
"...what artists do...is hold the mirror up to nature"
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Aristole
Theory of the 'fatal flaw'. the tragic hero should have a flaw and/or make some mistake.
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