The character of Tamburlaine

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Argus Swaim (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
Rosamund Putzel

Abstract: Christopher Marlowe created a character when he made Tamburlaine, and people to this day have been trying to characterize this creation. Everyone, to one degree or another, agrees that there is a strange dichotomy of character between Parts I and II. This thesis attempts to show the character of Tamburlaine in all of its contradictions, and to present a theory as to why Christopher Marlowe presented Tamburlaine in Part II as he did. It is the belief of this writer that the Tamburlaine of Part I was an affront to the moral sensibilities of the Elizabethan audience and that Part II was written to show that Tamburlaine was human and subject to God's laws.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1965
Marlowe, Christopher, $d 1564-1593 $x Criticism and interpretation
Marlowe, Christopher, $d 1564-1593. $t Tamburlaine the great

Email this document to