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One of the Unities that Marlowe departed from inDoctor Faustus, is the Unity of Time. Aristotle required Unity of Time and Unity of Action for drama. According to P. Nunziato, Ph.D., the Unity of Place was added later by European translators of Aristotle'sPoetics. Time is violated because, according to Aristotle, action should occur within a 24 hour time span, and Time in Faustuscovers more than two decades.
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