Ambition as a destructive path to achieve power in Dr. Faustus
Author(s): Mohammad Eslah Abdulsahib
Abstract: Power, in general, has two sides. It is either to build and get prosperity or to destroy. Ambition is the motive that controls power. It is the determination to achieve success and reach the desired aim. The main purpose of this paper is to deal with the theme of a bad ambition and damnation in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. The paper falls into two sections and conclusion. Section one Focuses on the source of Doctor Faustus and the conflict and the main kinds of conflict. Section two deals with Doctor Faustus as a morality play designed to teach its spectators about the dangers of excessive ambition. Also it sheds light on Faustus' ambition, his greed and pride. Then a conclusion that sums up the findings of the study.