Compare and contrast Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus with the medieval morality play Everyman. How is Marlowe's doctor more complex?

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The title character in Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus is more complex than the title character in the medieval morality play Everyman in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Faustus is very well educated, whereas Everyman apparently is not.  Faustus’s education makes his involvement with the devil even more blameworthy than Everyman’s sins.  Faustus’s education should have made him know better than to sell his soul to Satan.

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