Please describe and explain covetousness— linking it to the content of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

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In Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, the theme of covetousness in found in Faustus' greed for money and magic—which will afford him great power.

Covetousness is a form of greediness. Covetousness is defined as:

inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions, or eagerly desirous 

"Wrongly desirous" may mean that one wants what does not belong to him or her—this kind of person might steal or cheat to get what he/she wants. In Doctor Faustus' case, his desire extends to a willingness to sell his soul to the devil.

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