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Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

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Scenes 2–4

Scenes 5–6

Chorus 2–Scene 8

Chorus 3–Scene 9

Scenes 10–11

Chorus 4–Epilogue

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by salesman5, September 13, 2013

I think we should not blame this ambitious man because everyone has a " Faustasian Approach " to some extent. some succeed to restrain their inner wishes while other, like Fuastus , do not .

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Discuss the character of Doctor Faustus.

by touhidsm, May 24, 2014

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Answer: Dr. Faustus, the main character of the story, is a professor of divinity at Wittenberg, as well as a renowned physician and scholar. Not satisfied with the limitations of human knowledge and power, he begins to practice necromancy. He eventually makes a deal with Lucifer (commonly referred to as the "Faustian bargain"), whereby he exchanges his soul for twenty-four years of the devil’s ... Read more

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Discuss Doctor Faustus as a man of Renaissance.

by touhidsm, May 27, 2014

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Answer: Faustus’s inexhaustible thirst for knowledge , his worship of beauty , his passion for the classics , his skepticism , his interest in sorcery and magic , his admiration of Machiavelli and super –human ambition and will in the pursuit of ideals of beauty or power, prove him to be a man of renaissance.

Faustus appears as a man of the Renaissance in the very opening scene when... Read more

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