A tragedy is the story of the downfall of a basically good and noble individual who tempts fate due to flaw in character or an error in judgment, thus bringing upon himself/herself, extraordinary amount of sorrow and suffering. Dr Faustus fit in this definition of tragedy because of the following examples: major in Philosophy, Medicine, Law, and Theology; greedy, wants black magic to rule over the world; sell his soul to Mephistopheles; and dies at the end.
Dr Faustus is very intelligent man. He has studied in different field which includes Philosophy, Medicine, Law, and Theology. His interest in study was lot more than any person during his time. In Medicine, Dr Faustus studied cure to various problems that humans during his time had; he worried about human kind that people are dying because there is no cure for death. In Law, Dr Faustus studied laws and how justice is given. He found that justice isn’t always just, so he started studying Theology because he didn’t like the fact Justice isn’t always just. This proves that Dr Faustus cares for human kind, so therefore he is a good and noble person.
Even though Dr Faustus very intelligent man who studied Philosophy, Medicine, Law, and Theology, he still want to learn more about black magic. Dr Faustus calls Mephistopheles from hell; he asks him to teach him black magic and serve him as his master. He learns black magic to be the king of the world. Dr Faustus shows his greediness by learning more than what heavenly permits.
In order for Mephistopheles to become Dr Faustus’ servant, Dr Faustus had to sell his soul. Dr Faustus asked Mephistopheles to become his servant, but Mephistopheles said that he will be his servant only if Dr Faustus writes a contract with his own blood. Dr Faustus asked many questions before writing the contract. Dr Faustus agrees to write a contract with his own blood, and this is how he made an error in his judgment.
Due to the agreement between...