Comment on the following extract from Doctor Faustus: "Mephistophilis: Why this is hell, nor am I out of it..." "Think'st thou that I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joy of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being deprived of everlasting bliss? O Faustus! leave these frivolous demands."

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This quote, spoken to Faustus by Mephistophilis in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, carries with it in-depth traits that can accurately describe the nature of the characters of both Doctor Faustus and Mephistophilis. 

It is in scene III where we find Faustus renouncing heaven as well as his baptism in hopes of making a pact with the devil. He thinks that, by doing this, he will be able to obtain whatever he wants. During his demonic ceremony, he is being watched from the darkness by Lucifer and other demons, without Faustus's knowledge.

As a result of Fausts's words, the demon Mephistophilis appears. According to Mephistophilis, this is a common practice among demons every time they hear someone recanting their Christian faith. This, he says, is what demons do in order to take the recanter's soul to hell.

Faustus is pleased by the fast manifestation of the demon, thinking that it was he who ultimately commanded its presence. Hence, he demands two things from the demon: that he...

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