The Irony of Identity: Self and Imagination in the Drama of Christopher Marlowe

University of Delaware Press, 1999 - 283 頁
McAdam illustrates how two fundamental points of destabilisation in Marlowe's life and work - his subversive treatment of Christian belief and his ambivalence toward his homosexuality - clarify the plays' interest in the struggle for self-authorisation.



Tenuous Manhood
Tenuous Godhood
The Exorcism of God
The Failure of Carnal Identity
The Exorcism of Machevil
The Illusion of Integrity

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第 133 頁 - Why this is hell, nor am I out of it : Think'st thou that I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of Heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being deprived of everlasting bliss ? O Faustus ! leave these frivolous demands.
第 217 頁 - And, seeing there was no place to mount up higher, Why should I grieve at my declining fall? — Farewell, fair queen; weep not for Mortimer, That scorns the world, and, as a traveller, Goes to discover countries yet unknown.
第 228 頁 - How fast they run to banish him I love! They would not stir, were it to do me good. Why should a king be subject to a priest ? Proud Rome! that hatchest such imperial grooms, For these thy superstitious taper-lights, Wherewith thy antichristian churches blaze, I'll fire thy crazed buildings, and enforce 1°° The papal towers to kiss the lowly ground!
第 74 頁 - And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay, ' We'll lead you to the stately tent of war, ' Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine ' Threatening the world with high astounding terms, ' And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword.
第 128 頁 - What art thou — the first? PRIDE. I am Pride. I disdain to have any parents. I am like to Ovid's flea: I can creep into every corner of a wench...
第 141 頁 - Wertenberg, never read book! and what wonders I have done, all Germany can witness, yea, all the world; for which Faustus hath lost both Germany and the world, yea, heaven itself, heaven, the seat...
第 135 頁 - Faustus, since our conference about fair ladies, which was the beautifullest in all the world, we have determined with ourselves that Helen of Greece was the admirablest lady that ever lived: therefore, Master Doctor, if you will do us that...
第 139 頁 - And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth ; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.