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    what's "a hostile moral world"

    Dear teachers,
    Lately I have been studying English literature. I met this sentence about Christopher Marlowe'sFaustus: Faustus also reveals man's frustration in realizing the high aspirations in a hostile moral order.
    I can not understand "a hostile moral order" , what does it mean? Does it mean "bad world" or what?

    Thanks a lot

    yours

    JJ


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    Re: what's "a hostile moral world"

    Dr Faustus is suborned by Satan to abandon his Christian ethics and subscribe to a hostile moral world - that of the Devil, a world in which the moral basis is hostile to God's moral basis.

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