Doctor Faustus Questions and Answers

Doctor Faustus

It is hard to see any way in which this excellent play could not be regarded as anything other than a tragedy. Faustus, and the way that he willingly makes a decision to trade his soul for power...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2011 9:26 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 6:08 am UTC

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I am assuming that by 'Faustian theme' you mean the bargain both men make with the devil to fulfill their desires. You could altogether leave the supernatural out of a paper on these two works and...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019 7:28 pm UTC

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The title character of Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus has often been called a "Renaissance man," and the designation seems appropriate in number of different ways. Those ways include...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2011 5:46 am UTC

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"Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight." The English playwright (and possible spy and atheist) Christopher Marlowe's late sixteenth-century play Doctor Faustus has a setting that...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2020 4:49 pm UTC

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Looking at Christopher Marlowe`s Doctor Faustus as a play, rather than as just a written text, means paying attention to the details of staging. The most obvious approach to this is to attempt to...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 2:37 pm UTC

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This is a very interesting question, as these are not two characters one would normally put together. However, one way to find a connection between them would be through a focus on the two...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 9:59 pm UTC

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The first indicator that Faustus will not be satisfied after mastering magic and making a compact with the Devil is Mephistophilis' response to him when required to fulfill Faustus' commands,...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2012 2:00 pm UTC

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Marlowe and Shakespeare, in Doctor Faustus and Macbeth, have their heroes fall in very different ways and by very different means. There are some similarities, such as each Faustus and Macbeth has...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2012 1:21 am UTC

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Mephistopheles has tremendous supernatural powers, the types of powers that Faustus desires. Like Faustus, though, Mephistopheles derives his power from Lucifer, to whom he owes absolute obedience....

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012 4:27 pm UTC

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Yes and no. One of the major differences between the two men is that Victor Frankenstein is an undergraduate college student who dropped out of school in order to pursue his experiment, while...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018 1:35 pm UTC

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This is rather a vague question. I can look at Doctor Faustus as a play from a personal perspective, asking, "Do I like it?" To this, I would answer, yes, I do. Marlowe does a pleasing job of...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2012 12:20 am UTC

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I'm not sure that you'll be performing a "modified" text of the play - most productions of "Dr. Faustus" use Marlowe's original play, even if it is cut or adapted slightly....

Latest answer posted December 2, 2008 7:49 am UTC

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In scene 5 of Christopher Marlowe’s play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Doctor Faustus trades his soul to Lucifer for twenty-four years of unlimited power, knowledge, and pleasure....

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 6:48 pm UTC

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One central element that could be used to do this would be to major on the central section of the play, where we see Faustus and Mephistopheles engage in a series of practical jokes which stand in...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2011 4:52 am UTC

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There has been much debate about whether or not Faustus repents in the last hours of his life. Surely, as his end draws near and he can see hell arriving, he regrets the bargain he has made with...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2021 5:30 am UTC

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The original question had to be edited. The connection between the Magna Carta and Marlowe's work is not immediate. I think that one particular link between the two both represent the experience...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2013 11:39 am UTC

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