comment on the pictorial quality, ecstasy and passionate energy of Marlowe's poetry in Dr. Faustuscomments on pictorial quality and passionate and ecstasy energy of Marlowe's poerty in Dr. Faustus

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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think one of the most compelling scenes is in Act II, scene I when Mephistopheles tries to convince Faustus of the reality of Hell.  Mephistopheles' depictions definitely have pictorial quality--it is chilling and horrid, but powerful none the less.