What is the significance of Faustus' blood congealing in Doctor Faustus?

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This is an interesting question, and one which Faustus ponders himself—what does this “portend”? It can be interpreted as a last intervention from God, warning Faustus about what he is about to do. Obviously, Faustus cannot willingly make his blood congeal in his veins. He is sure that his soul is his own and that he should have jurisdiction over both it and his body, but in this moment, Faustus is given a warning that this may not be entirely true—God can still intervene and hold Faustus back, asking the question as to whether Faustus can...

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