The parallels between Marlowe and Faustus emerge far before their forays into the supernatural and the risk taking. Marlowe “enters the twenty-first century arguably the most enigmatic genius of the English Renaissance. While the enigma of Marlowe’s genius remains difficult to circumscribe, it conjures up that special relation his literary works have long been held to have with his life” (Cheney 1). From the very onset of their respective births, it is evident their early life and education are closely mirrored. Christopher Marlowe came from humble roots. His “father, John, was a shoemaker by trade and his shop was also located in the parish” (Marlowe Society). His family was “relatively poor,” but Marlowe managed to rise above his...
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