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What was life like in Rome during Caesar’s Time?

- What was life like in Rome during Caesar’s time. Imagine what it would be like to be related to a dictator. How would it feel if there were no equal rights as there are today. Maybe feel as if there were no point in living life at all. Family and gender roles were different in Caesar’s time than they are today. People during Caesar’s time had different roles that they played according to their gender. According to later Roman law, the Roman father, or paterfamilias, was a powerful type in the family....   [tags: powers, gender, paterfamilias]

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The Life and Works of Christopher Marlowe

- “There is a lust of power in his writings, a hunger and thirst after righteousness, a glow of the imagination, unhallowed by anything but its own energies. His thoughts burn within him like a furnace with bickering flames, or throwing out black smoke and mists, that hide the dawn of genius, or like a poisonous mineral, corrode the heart” (O’Neill 17). William Hazlitt writes this critique on Christopher Marlowe as a playwright in his Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth and honestly he could not have said it any better....   [tags: Theatre]

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Understanding the Difference Between Right and Wrong

- If one follows the right path, light over darkness, and believes in God he or she will be ultimately rewarded with paradise. Understanding the concept or idea of believing in God and following a righteous path is important to one’s ability to realize how one should do what’s right. Temptation is a sin that people have to deal with every day and must overcome to follow the path of good and not evil. Understanding the concept of temptation is important to one’s ability to realize when one is being tempted and what is the right path to choose....   [tags: god, temptention, devil´s work]

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The And Its Impact On The World

- ... Specifically, author Janet McGiffin relates concerning her trip to Delphi that one of the main slopes of Mount Parnassos has an ancient footpath; which led worshippers of Pan up from the ancient temples of Delphi to the Corycean Grotto to perform his sexual rituals. Furthermore, the believed exists that the Archaio Monopati may be the oldest still-used footpath on the planet. Evidently, formed out of the rock face of Mount Krokos that rises in the rear of the Delphi archeological site; making the trail just wide enough for a donkey cart....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Rome, Palatine Hill]

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Personal Reflection of Studies at GCSE

- I have an interest and passion for Religious Studies and wish to pursue a degree in Religion to further develop my knowledge, ambition and understanding which I will eventually carry on to a PGCE qualification. By studying Religion and Ethics at GCSE I became fascinated in various world faiths and how religious beliefs affect attitudes, lifestyle and behaviour; this influenced my A' Level choice and at A' Level I have particularly enjoyed the study of Judaism and Buddhism at a much deeper level....   [tags: Personal Reflection]

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The Influential Life of Christopher Marlowe

- ... Tamburlaine is said to be an antagonist deep down because of his misogynistic views of women and dislike for children, but he also has some redeeming qualities. In Tamburlaine the Great Part One, Tamburlaine’s main concern is to prevail his birth and he feels as if he has something to prove. His character is conclusive, but charismatic and brave and Tamburlaine also epitomizes the ideal qualities of kingliness. “In response to the great success of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, … Shakespeare, with the electrifying effect of Tamburlaine upon him, wrote Henry VI” (The Marlowe Society)....   [tags: notorious and influential British playwrights]

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A Brief History of Bonn

- With traces of humans dating back 50,000 years, Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s oldest cities (History). The city of Bonn “celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1989, based on the date of its first written mention by the Roman writer Florus in 11 BC” (History). “Friedrich Schlegel once called Bonn a “friendly” town and it has been a friendly town throughout the whole 2000 years if its existence, which dates back to the foundation of the Drusus fort in the year 13 BC (Schleifer).” Around 11 BC, a Roman army placed a unit in what is present day downtown....   [tags: Thebaean legionaries, germany]

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The Story Of Christopher Marlowe

- The Story of Christopher Marlowe: 1564- 1593 1564 “Above our life we love a steadfast friend.” (Marlowe) The year of famous births. It was at this time when I was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on February sixth of this year (The Life of Christopher Marlowe). Not even two months later and the famous William Shakespeare happened to be born as well (Poem Hunters). I was the eldest son of my parents, Catherine Marlowe, who was a Dover girl of yeoman stock and her husband John Marlowe (The Life of Christopher Marlowe)....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare]

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The Power of Manipulation

- It was July 1519. The stage was set in Leipzig, and thousands of Europeans flocked to Pleissenburg Castle, where the Protestant Martin Luther and Scholastic Johann Eck had gathered to debate one of the most seminal theological issues of the era. The seeds of the Protestant Reformation had been planted, but the turmoil had barely begun. At a superficial level, it was difficult for many contemporary followers to comprehend where Luther and Eck disagreed. Both theologians believed in the presence of God in human life and both agreed on the existence of salvation....   [tags: Protestant, Magic, Illusion]

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The Character of Claudius in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- The Character of Claudius in Hamlet It is easy to overlook some of Claudius' villainy. He may not rant and rave, nor pluck out eyes on stage or hands, or tongues, nor does he conspire with crafty rationality like Edmund or Iago in Othello, nor bake little children in a pie. But as the murderer, usurper, and incestuous step-father, Claudius is one of Shakespeare's greatest villains. His distinguishing features are hypocrisy and subterfuge. He is clever in a worldly sense, a flattering strategist, good at manipulating his courtiers, at double-speak....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 65

- Analysis of Sonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower. Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so strong but time decays. Oh fearful meditation. where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid. Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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The University Wits

- THE UNIVERSITY WITS: The growing popularity and diversity of the drama, its secularization, and the growth of a class of writers who were not members of holy orders led in the 16th century to a new literary phenomenon, the secular professional playwright. The first to exploit this situation was a group of writers known as the University Wits, young men who had graduated at Oxford or Cambridge with no patrons to sponsor their literary efforts and no desire to enter the Church. They turned to playwriting to make a living....   [tags: Literature Writers ]

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Brighton Rock

- How far would you say that the novel is not so much about Brighton as about Heaven and Hell. The choice of Brighton as a setting in the novel 'Brighton Rock' proves to be a well-drawn pitch for the action; for its atmosphere of constant bustle and goings on; for its close alignment with Pinkie and also as a metaphorical device for depicting the eternal realities of heaven and hell. Although the writer goes into detail about place names in the town (he mentions the Palace Pier, Montpellier road, the West Pier and the racetrack) the specific setting of Brighton appears to have little significance, as it could be any seaside town - "yesterday Southend, today Brighton, tomorrow" Greene's openin...   [tags: English Literature]

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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker

- The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Essence of Tragedy in The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex

- The Essence of Tragedy in The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex   In the search for the essence of the tragedy, The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex are central. Each new tragic protagonist is in some degree a lesser Job or Oedipus, and each new work owes an indispensable element to the Counselors and to the Greek idea of the chorus. The Book of Job, especially the Poet's treatment of the suffering and searching Job, is behind Shakespeare and Milton, Melville, Dostoevski, and Kafka. Its mark is on all tragedy of alienation, from Marlowe's Faustus to Camus' Stranger, in which there is a sense of separation from a once known, normative, and loved deity or cosmic order or principle of conduct....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Barabas versus Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

- Barabas versus Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice There can be many similarities drawn to both the character Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Barabas in the Jew of Malta. However besides the obvious fact that they were both Jews, and the common stereo-types that were attributed to both of them such as being miserly and conniving, there are gaping differences in the dynamics of the characters themselves. “There are profound differences in Barabas and Shylock. The role assigned to by Shakespeare to his Christian characters is far more extensive, his Jew on the other hand has been scaled down and domesticated....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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The Appeal of Satanism in Young Goodman Brown

- Mankind has a history of turning away from God and embracing evil. From the days of Cain to the present, there is a chain of men and women who have forsaken the promise of salvation in favor of what we call Satanism. Literature has sought to record this turning away in many instances. Even today, alternative, rebellious youths practice pseudo-Satanism. However, what remains unclear is the surviving appeal of the essentially self-defeating religion. Dr. Faustus sells his soul to the Devil in return for worldly success....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, YGB]

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Ackerman's Wife of Light: New Images for Women

- Ackerman's Wife of Light: New Images for Women        The unconscious mind of man, according to the psychologist Carl Jung, consists of layers.  Jung recognizes two basic layers in the unconscious mind: the personal unconscious, a superficial layer whose contents are derived from present lifetime experience, and the collective unconscious, a deeper inborn layer whose contents are inherited and essentially universal within the species.  Jung believes that the personal unconscious contains feeling-toned complexes that constitute the personal and private side of psychic life and that the collective unconscious contains archetypes, "universal images that have existed since the remotest times...   [tags: Ackerman Wife of Light Essays]

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Exploring Chance In Pushkins the Queen of Spades

- Exploring Chance In Pushkin's the Queen of Spades It is said in The Bible that God has given Man 'free will.' Unfortunately for Man, The Bible does not entail exactly what 'free will' is. Some speculate that there is a force called Chance. These people believe that through a serious of coincidence, luck, and their own choices, they can control their future. Others believe in a force known as Fate. With this line of thinking, everything has a goal, and those goals will be met eventually. This gives the believer a sense of inevitability and they tend to be more laid back due to the philosophy of least resistance....   [tags: Pushking Queen Spades Essays Papers]

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The Label of Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- The Label of Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein The novel, Frankenstein, was written by Mary Shelley in 1817. The novel is of a gothic genre as it includes the themes of monsters, death and oppressive nature. Her father raised her, after her mother's death ten days after Mary was born. Her father, William Godwin, was a radical philosopher, who encouraged Mary to read a lot. Mary met a young, married poet when she was sixteen; they fell in love and eloped together in 1814....   [tags: Papers]

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Major Themes in Faulkner's Light in August

- Major Themes in Faulkner's Light in August     Faulkner's Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, portraits, all of them uniquely important, many of them totally unrelated. In fact no 20th century writer has even approached the sheer quantity of symbolism Faulkner packed into every page, with, perhaps, the exception of James Joyce who went so far as to surpass Faulkner in this regard. So obviously it would be foolish to attempt to trace every line, follow every branch to its root, one could spend a lifetime dissecting the book in this manner....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Action and Observation in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Action and Observation in King Lear        Auden once asserted that Shakespearean tragedy is necessarily parabolic, pertaining to the only myth that Christianity possesses: that of the 'unrepentant thief'. We as the spectators are thus implicated in the action since each of us 'is in danger of re-enacting [this story] in his own way'.1 The sufferings of the hero could be our own sufferings, whereas in Greek tragedy, such a notion is precluded precisely because the misfortunes of a character can be traced back to the discontent of the gods....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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Why was Elizabethan theatre so successful?

- Why was Elizabethan theatre so successful. One of the reasons that Elizabethan theatre was so successful was that it was enjoyed by the Queen. Elizabeth never visited the theatre herself, but was known to have invited companies of actors to perform for her at court, as is shown by this extract from government records in 1572: "To the Lord Chamberlain's players at Whitehall, 25 February 1572, for a play presented by them before Her Majesty on St Stephen's Day." She was a very important patron of the theatre, even allowing one company to call themselves "The Queen's men"....   [tags: Drama]

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The Truly Tragic Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth: Truly Tragic Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards as a "tragic hero". His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when three witches dupe him. The three witches enter with the first scene from William Shakespeare's, Macbeth, a tragic tale of one man's quest for power that leads to his ultimate defeat. The story revolves around our tragic hero, Macbeth, and how an admirable and noble man, so established in society, can fall so greatly. Throughout the play, he is driven by an obsession to become King of Scotland, and in the process commits acts of betrayal and treachery to achieve this goal....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest

- Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest "By him I'll be great Emperor of the world" --Marlowe, Faustus Prospero's intent throughout the course of The Tempest is neither to revenge himself upon his enemies, nor to reconcile himself with his estranged brother. It is, rather, to orchestrate the reclamation of his lost duchy, Milan, through both his magic and a shrewd manipulation of both the shipwrecked party and the islanders (Caliban and Miranda). Prospero promotes both the mutual affections of Ferdinand and Miranda and the two regicidal conspiracies (Antonio's and Caliban's)....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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Christopher Marlowe's Work and Style

- Christopher Marlowe's Work and Style Christopher Marlowe is a famous Elizabethan poet and playwright. Although often overshadowed by Shakespeare’s popularity, he nonetheless is deserving of attention. Not to dampen the masterpiece of his other works, I believe Marlowe’s unique style is best exemplified in his plays. Marlowe’s plays include Dido, Queen of Cathage, Tamburlaine the Great Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, The Massacre at Paris, Edward the II, and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Life of Christopher Marlowe

- The Life of Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe, also known as "Kind Kit" and "The Muses' Darling," is most famously known for being a pioneer in English drama. Introducing blank verse, villain-heroes, and revenge dramas to the stage, Marlowe had a huge influence on other playwrights of that time including William Shakespeare. Marlowe was born in Canterbury in 1564 to John Marlowe, a shoemaker, and Katherine Arthur, a Dover native (Henderson 7). On February 26th that year he was baptized at St....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I shall be writing about why I agree that with the play, the most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare changes expectations of the tragic genre. In my essay I shall be giving references to language, theme, structure and context. This will also show why I agree with the essay question. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play; with the plot concerning two feuding families and two stars crossed lovers. In this play, Shakespeare explores the pitfalls of young love and the consequences they receive from their actions....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical References to Faust

- Historical References to Faust Faust I Prologue in Heaven · The scene begins with the Three Archangels, Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael, confessing their inability to comprehend the awe-inspiring works of God.In the Christian tradition, archangels are angels of the highest rank and are associated with certain functions or responsibilities.In “Prologue in Heaven,” they personify the cosmos: Raphael describes and represents the heavens, Gabriel the earth, and Michael the elements. · Mephistopheles.Goethe’s devil is inspired by a number of different literary sources, not just Christian....   [tags: Faust History Literature Essays]

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Unitarian Universalism

- Origin and History: The Unitarian Universalist denomination, as it name suggests, believes in the unitary nature of God. Unlike most Christian sects, it rejects the concept of the trinity or the idea that God consists of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although the modern Unitarian Universalist Association was founded in 1961, the denomination has a long history in America. Unitarians distinguished themselves from other religious groups early in their history, because they believed in universal salvation, in contrast to the Calvinists who believed in the possibility of salvation for only a small, elect group of people....   [tags: Religion]

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Roman Empire

- In the Early 19th Century Romanticism, man becoming one with him self and nature, was a reaction against the Enlightenment of the 18th century. With such people as William Wordsworth, William Blake and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fueled romanticism with their writings and poems. William Wordsworth, for example, wrote many poems about nature and his beliefs on how life and nature are closely related to one another. In Wordsworth’s Tables Turned stated, in other words, that the human can archive goodness by becoming one with nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Orson Welles

- Orson Welles The term 'genius' was applied to him from the cradle, first by the man who would vie with Orson's father to nurture the talent all agreed resided in the fragile boy.(Leaming, 3) George Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 6, 1915. He was the second son of Richard Head Welles, an inventor, and his wife Beatrice Ives, a concert pianist. His mother was the child of a wealthy family. She had been brought up to revere artistic achievements, and began playing the piano, professionally, only after her marriage broke up when Orson was six....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fifth Business

- Fifth Business There are many different paths people can take throughout their lives. In the novel, Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, the main character, Dunstan Ramsey, takes the path of the Canadian hero. There are many different steps to be taken by the hero and Dunstan Ramsey follows his path by completing each step. Dunstan’s journey begins when he gets his call for adventure. The call for adventure lets the hero know that his or her life is about to change. Dunstan’s call for adventure comes when he leaves for Europe for the second time to search for the little Madonna....   [tags: essays papers]

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SIR

- CANTERBURY TALES THE MERCHANT’S TALE Chaucer has let January become the character he is partially down to the fact of his age. We know January is highly sexually driven without a doubt. Yet Chaucer leads us to believe that this is down to his personality and character rather than his age being used as a justifiable tool; so what if the man is 60 he still wants to have sex right. We are told that January has a sexual appetite and regularly feeds with mostly a selection of middle aged women, so when he acquires himself a young and "untouched" girl as a wife we are taken aback....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Satanism

- The devil is a supernatural being thought of by society and Christians as an entity of pure evil. Although there is no hard evidence proving the existence of the devil, there are certainly plenty of testimonials of people who have claimed to see Hell. So let’s hypothetically say that the devil is real. If this were the case, then that would mean that the horrifying testimonials are actually true, which may lead one to wonder why people even call themselves a Satanist to begin with. Contrary to what one might think, Satanists do not believe that the devil is something of pure evil, nor do they view him as an actual person....   [tags: cults, religion]

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Darkness And Human Nature: The Analysis Of Faust And Mr.Kurtz

- When the word darkness is heard, it is usually related with the unknown. Whether it is a time or place, the unknown is usually feared, this insightful meaning is analyzed in both Faust and the heart of darkness. Faust and Mr. Kurtz are both merely figures that are used to experience new places and the interactions with new societies; both characters set out to these unknown places with an aim in mind, their individuality is altered severely and their personality and morals change to different extents....   [tags: Faust Kurtz]

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Robertson Davies' Fifth Business

- Robertson Davies' Fifth Business In the novel 'Fifth Business', the author Robertson Davies is successfully able to relate both the themes of magic and religion throughout. He achieves this relationship between the themes primarily through the characters and their actions. Dunstan Ramsay, Paul Dempster, Mary Dempster and Liselotte Vitzliputzli all help to illustrate the close relationship between magic and religion. One of the characters that Davies uses to relate the theme of magic and religion is Dunstable Ramsay....   [tags: Robertson Davies Fifth Business Essays Papers]

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Noble Love in The Birthmark

- Noble Love in The Birthmark      Often billed as a story of an unsuccessful attempt to beat Nature at her own game, “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne certainly lends itself to a somewhat deeper interpretation.  Over the years many scholars have noted that the story of Aylmer and Georgiana is riddled with traditional Hawthorne themes such as the evils of selfishness and pride, coupled with an element of solitariness (Arvin xvi).  However, we are want to consider whether Aylmer’s motives in this story are purely selfish.  Does this man perhaps deserve a touch of human sympathy?   With blazingly obvious symbolism, clearly defined by the author himself, the reader can choose to take t...   [tags: Birthmark Essays]

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Faust: Tragedy of the Innocence

- In Faust, a two-part play written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, depicts human tragedy through the character of Margaret. The protagonist, Faust, loves and then later destroys Margaret's life, with the help of Mephistopheles. Mephistopheles is one the seven archangels cast out of heaven. Margaret, who is also known as Gretchen in the play, is a small-town girl with realistic characteristics. She is a simple and modest girl who lives with her mother, and is from the lower class. Margaret has simple religious faith and is shown to know right from wrong....   [tags: World Literature]

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