Faustus Dr. Faustus Explication This Essay

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First, Faustus covers his rejection of God by claiming that God has rejected him: "He [God] loves thee [Faustus himself] not." This in itself is similar to many childish rebuffs of God, especially during moments (or lifetimes) of suffering, real or perceived. Faustus does not have this perception, however, so this excuse must be seen for what it is -- merely and solely an imagined justification for his actions. The last line of the passage makes Faustus'


This moment of wavering conscience is not really provided to show Faustus in more depth than he might otherwise be perceived to possess, but rather to make his fall from grace that much more poignant -- he had a chance to save himself, and he rejected it out of hand and paid hard for it.

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