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Hero worship has existed in this world since the beginning of time from the Jews honoring Moses to the Germans honoring Adolf Hitler Becoming a hero is a very difficult thing to accomplish One must be successful in gaining the reverence of ones peers while at the same time not developing to big of an ego Two examples of men trying to become heroes are Prince Henry and Dr Faustus Both in their respective plays have the capabilities of becoming a hero but only Prince Henry succeeds while Dr Faustus fails At the beginning of The Tragical History of Dr Faustus Faustus is a well known doctor and is looked up to by his friends Hal on the other hand starts out in Henry IV Part I spending much of his time in a tavern engaged in talk with robbers and hoodlums therefore being looked down upon by the high society which he is supposed to live in While it appears that Faustus seems to be headed to becoming a hero and Hal seems to be throwing away his chances the audience can see from their soliloquies that they both plan on changing their ways Hal for the better and Faustus for the worse Faustus has risen to a great point in his life He was born to parents base of stock line 11 but still has managed to gain a degree from the University of Wittengberg thus acquiring much respect from the professional world From the onset though Faustus has his mind set on other things such as magic and necromancy Hal on the other hand was born to a high society Even though he does all of these mischievous things he plans on repenting and returning to his father The audience can see from Hals soliloquy at the end of Act I scene 2 that no matter how unruly the individuals are that he hangs out with they do
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