Morality in Two Plays
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This paper analyzes morality in two play, 'Tragical History of Dr. Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe (1995) and 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde. According to the paper, these plays both address morality from the mores of their own times.This paper compares and contrasts the moral positions in both plays through their main characters
From the Paper:"Both The 'Tragical History of Dr. Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe (1995) and 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde (1985) deal with morality. Faustus is, perhaps, the more greatly affected by a lack of morality: he is, after all, condemned to an eternity in Hell. But was Wilde's Jack, who practiced false morality, any more secure in his eternal resting place? If morality is necessary for eternal happiness, then by practicing hypocrisy has Jack not sold his soul as well? Certainly his offenses are not seemingly as great, but how great do offenses need to be before those who..."
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