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Within society people often find themselves within situations where they are unsure of their actions An example of this is the pending war against Iraq while the United States is geared to go to war Canada is rethinking the situation and the involvement if any Canada will engage in Another example on a smaller level is the character Hagar Shipley in the novel The Stone Angel Hager struggles with her existence and the understanding of where she made mistakes in her life Another literary character that possessed uncertainties was Othello in the Shakespeare play Othello This character is unsure of his wives infidelities and as a result he is consumed by what many consider madness Within the play Dr Faustus the main character Dr Faustus is often overcome with his uncertain emotions this is clearly proved through his many actions and thoughts These examples clearly show that uncertainties exist when dealing with decisions and everyday life The character Dr Faustus in Christopher Marlowes play DrFaustus deals with many uncertainties and decisions Within the play the character Faustus deals with many uncertainties concerning the existence of God Heaven the Devil and Hell A particular scene where Faustus displays his uncertainties is Act II scene I Within this scene Faustus contemplates whether his decisions are well considered and if indeed he should sign a contract giving the Devil his soul This scene in particular clearly demonstrates Faustuss hesitant actions as well as his insecurities in his decisions Act II begins with Dr Faustus contemplating in his study Within this speech it is clear that Faustus is unsure of the existence of god Faustus tries to convince himself that god if he exists does not love him and therefore is irrelevant This is shown through lines 9 and 10 Faustus will turn to God again To God He loves thee not Marlowe 29 In this speech Faustus mentions God several times proving
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