Do you think Faustus deserves damnation? Why?

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When we examine Marlowe's play, we have to note that Marlowe shaped this well-known story into an Elizabethan tragedy. Therefore, there is a measure of deservedness in the tragic end, but it is also based on the hero's exceptional qualities.

Marlowe's Faustus is introduced as a man highly trained in the medieval quadrivium. But he is also a man with the Elizabethan desire to know more than traditional studies affords. His first thought when he contemplates necromancy is that it could "resolve him of all ambiguities." He seeks not just knowledge, but the type of knowledge that would allay any thinking person limited by human conditions. After he trades his soul, Faustus ends up learning only those things about astronomy and exploration of other parts of the world that the humanists were already bringing into human knowledge. The ambiguity that Faustus cannot resolve involves self-knowledge and knowledge of his creator. This ends up defining his greatness (his desire to know) and his fall...

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