When I behold the heavens, then I repent; And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis, Because thou hast depriv’d me of those joys.  

Context: These lines are taken from Act Ill and IV of the Comic Division of Tragedy of Doctor Faustus written by Christopher Marlowe.

Contexto: Estas líneas están tomadas de los Actos Ill y IV de la Comic Division of Tragedy of Doctor Faustus, escritos por Christopher Marlowe.

संदर्भ: इन लाइनों को क्रिस्टोफर मार्लो द्वारा लिखित डॉक्टर फॉस्टस की त्रासदी के कॉमिक डिवीजन के एक्ट इल और IV से लिया गया है।

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Explanation: The scene is not without its thematic connection with the main Faustus scenes. In the first place, the clowns reduce Faustus’ practice of magic to its lowest denominator. Their punishment by Mephistopheles also prefigures Faustus’ own the hands of the devil that he serves. Mon immediately, however, the metamorphosis of the clowns into a dog and an ape ironically comments or Faustus’ earlier dreams of transcendence through  magic. For, like the clowns, he too has been practicing magic to pursue his baser appetites, and the metamorphosis he has undergone through magic has helped to make him merely an itinerant magician who delights in playing petty tricks with petty mortals. Gone is the earlier titanic aspirant of the opening of the play. An inner degeneration has overtaken Faustus and the pity is that he is not even aware of it.

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  1. Arijit Roy says:

    pls give meg 2 queston 1b ans
    I swear to thee by Cupid‟s strongest bow,
    By his arrow with the golden head,
    By the simplicity of Venus‟ doves,
    By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves,
    And by that fire which burn‟d the Carthage queen
    When the false Trojan under sail was seen;

  2. Munira says:

    Is this Correct answer ???

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