Characters who sell their souls to the devil are a common plot device in stories such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," novels like William Faulkner's "The Hamlet," and movies from Rosemary's Baby to Angel Heart. Compare and contrast the themes raised by these works with themes from Marlowe's play. Despite similar plot element, the significance of these stories differs. What do those different stories say about the societies which produced them?
Anyone who has spent time with children knows one reason they get into mischief is because of what might be...
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