The Works And Influence Of Christopher Marlowe



There are a lot of great writers in British history. Many of these
writers have had a significant influence on future writing. These writers
not only impacted their time in history, but also today’s time. One of
these great writers is Christopher Marlowe. Christopher Marlowe is one of
the most influential and popular writers in history because of his great
plays and poems.
“Marlowe was born in 1564, the same year as William Shakespeare”
(Biographical par. 1). “Marlowe was the son of a shoemaker and attended
King’s School, Canterbury and Corpus Christi College”(“Christopher Marlowe”
par. 2).” In 1584, he received his Bachelor of Arts. He then left his
studies to work for the government as ...

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his degree in 1587, he moved to London to begin
his career as a playwright. All of his plays were believed to be written
between 1587 and 1593. His works include Tamburlaine, parts one and two,
the Jew of Malta, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Edward II, Queen
of Carthage, and the Massacre at Paris. He also wrote the great poems, Hero
and Leander and the Passionate Sherherd”(“Christopher Marlowe(1564- 1593)”
par. 3,4).
“In the plays that he wrote, he established blank verse as the
predominant form in English Drama”(“Marlowe Christopher”, Encarta, par. 3).
Shakespeare also wrote in this form and his plays are very similar to
Marlowe’s. Some people believe that because of these reasons, Marlowe might
have written some of Shakespeare’s plays or helped write them. Like
Shakespeare, Marlowe’s important plays all have a central character with a
passionate man doomed to destruction by the desire for power. In these
plays, Marlowe uses beautiful, sonorous language and emotional ...

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par.
6). His death could of been an assassination by the government due to all
of these factors. This theory is the current belief of most scholars.
Christopher Marlowe’s most famous play is the Tragical History of
Doctor Faustus. This play is about a man, Faustus, that becomes
dissatisfied with his studies, and therefor decides to turn to black magic.
“When he experiments with this magic, Mephastophilis appears, in the form
of a devil. Faustus then makes a deal with him, a tragic deal. Faust sends
Mephastophilis to hell to bargain with Lucifer. The bargain is that Faustus
is given twenty-four years of magic and in return he gives his soul to
Lucifer”(Fitzwater p.11).
“With influence ...

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