‘Doctor Faustus is a tragedy only in its ending; it is a comedy in its unfolding.’ How far do you agree with this view of the play? (Essay plan?)
I know this is a heavy question. I have a few points that I am going to discuss but does anybody have any interesting pointers on what they would write? Thanks =]
"Dr.Faustus" is a comedy only for those who like the macabre ! Necromancy, sexually desiring the dead, raising them from where they are interred to satisfy one's perversity isn't exactly what comedy is made of...the play is therefore shot through and through with ominous tragedy...trickery of the kind that produces grapes in winter ...becuse it can be brought in from the opposite hemisphere are at best, well, trickery , nothing more..which is exactly how the devil tricks you ..into believing s/he is offering you something of value , when in fact it is a trinket with which s/he steals your soul , which only foolish and tragedy struck stars of the world like Dr. Faustus play around with , like a trinket! Which only reaffirms that there are in this world doctors and doctors, many of whom are actually moral quacks !