Essay Final Fates in The Tempest and Doctor Faustus
The protagonists in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and in Shakespeare’s The Tempest are both engaged with magic. Although both Prospero and Faustus have this interest in magical powers, their final fates differ greatly. To show that Prospero and Faustus differ in terms of ultimate fate, their destinies have to be compared. Passages from both The Tempest and Doctor Faustus are used to show what the protagonists’ final fates are. On top of that, some verses of the Bible are used to show that both Prospero’s and Faustus’s ultimate fates have a religious character. These verses are about forgiveness and about obeying the devil instead of God. Prospero’s fate is discussed first. Secondly, there is dealt with Faustus’s destiny. After that, both fates are compared and, in a conclusion, differences and any agreements are formulated clearly.