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Since the beginning of time and the civilization of mankind people have always had a thirst for knowledge and power Throughout history humanity tried to find how and why everything came to be why we live and die and how it all started There are cases in which a given person would do anything in exchange for wisdom and absolute knowledge Like the tragic doctor Faustus who as the story says sells his soul to the devil despite his great education in philosophy law physics and so on What he has gained is the power to do magic but what he has lost cannot be substituted by anything So doctor Faustus gains power only during his mortal life on earth which is not worth selling his soul What he profits from all this is petty and miserable when having in mind that the price he pays is eternal and everlasting pain and torture of his soul It is too great a price to pay for such a thing Bearing a guilty conscious and not being able to find peace and comfort is but earthly torture unbearable even by the bravest and strongest of men As in Shajespeares Macbeth the pain and uneasiness of the spirit may drive anyone mad and lead to unnatural deeds Lured and enchanted by the thought of overwhelming power as a king and leader of a country Macbeth a brave general and thane turns against his own king and friends and even though it is his wife lady Macbeth a dominant and persevering woman who kills Duncan he also suffers from an uneasy conscious which slowly devours him from the inside but he remains stable until the end Even though Macbeth doesnt exactly sell his soul to the devil still he condems it to torture What he gains power over Scotland for a short period of time is also not worth a human soul In a few words nothing not even
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