Doctor Faustus Reading
Doctor Faustus Reading DRAMA 101
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Date Created: 10/14/15
w Doctor Faustus BY CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Characters The Chorus SuperObjective SO To continue the story and explain Faustus DoctorJohn Faustus SO To become ruler of the known world Wagner Faustus servant SO To obey FaustusTo teach Robin what he knows Good Angel SO To keep Faustus from doing evil things Evil Angel SO To get Faustus to do evil things ValdesCornelius SO To help Faustus achieve his studies in dark magic 3 Scholars SO To save Faustus soul Mephistopheles SO To obey Faustus in order to get his soul Robin Clown SO To be able to summon demons Rafe SO To sleep with women using magic Lucifer Ruler of Hell SO To get Faustus soul Beelzebub SO To get Faustus soul 7 Deadly Sins SO Obey Lucifer s Request to temptshow off to Faustus 0 Pride Covetousness Greed Wrath Envy Gluttony Sloth Laziness Lechery Lust Pope SO To take mass and partake in the holy feast Cardinal of LarraineFriars SO To get rid of the unholy spirit Faustus invisible Vintner SO To discredit Robin and Rafe Emperor of Germany Charles V SO To see Alexander the Great and his paramour Knight SO To discredit Faustus Horse Courser SO To get a good horseTo get his money back from Faustus Alexander the GreatAlexander s paramourHelen of Troy Spirits from the underworld who were summoned by Faustus SO Appear for Faustus Duke of Vanholt SO To get his wife what she wants Duchess of Vanholt SO To satisfy her craving of grapes Old Man SO To help Faustus repent 00000 0 Story Summary Faustus comes from a poor family and gains his wealth by teaching himself theology He becomes a doctor and learns so much that the only thing he doesn t know is black magic He tells his servant Wagner to go get Valdes and Cornelius who agree that he should study dark magic Wagner runs into some of Faustus students who hear he wants to look into quotevil artsquot They decide to try to save him Faustus calls Mephistopheles out of hell to ask him to serve Faustus Mephistopheles appears only because Faustus was cursing God Faustus asks for 24 years of service and Mephistopheles goes to ask Lucifer Wagner calls Robin the Clown to talk to him and PAGE 1 asks Robin to become his servant promising to teach Robin how to call up demons Faustus battles with his good and evil angels once Mephistopheles comes back to say Lucifer agrees Faustus agrees with the evil angel Lucifer decides that Faustus can have 24 years of service as long as he gives his soul away at the end of that time Faustus signs a contract in blood Inciting Action Faustus asks to have a wife but Mephistopheles refused He gives Faustus books of black magic Robin goes to the stables and nds Rafe who wants to use the black magic Robin knows in order to have sex with girls Faustus has another battle with his good and evil angels and begins to repent Mephistopheles gets mad and goes to get Lucifer who tells Faustus to worship his instead Lucifer brings the seven deadly sins out to show Faustus who tells all of them to go away Wagner comes on stage to say Faustus has gone to see the pope Mephistopheles turns Faustus invisible so that Faustus can play pranks on the pope The Pope freaks out and all the Friars start chanting to get rid of the quotevil spiritquot The emperor asks Faustus to show him Alexander the Great and his paramour so Faustus does The knight who thought he couldn t do it gets proven wrong and made fun of by having horns put on his head Faustus plays a prank on a horse courser by selling him a quotfakequot horse for 40 dollars When the man road the horse into water it turned into hay The horsecourser got mad and ran to talk to Faustus but in order to wake him up the man pulled off Faustus leg not really that was just a trick The man got scared and gave Faustus 40 dollars more The duke of Vanholt called Faustus to satisfy his wife s craving for grapes The duchess who is pregnant gets the best grapes from Faustus Wagner nds Faustus students ad mentions that he believes Faustus will die soon because he is giving away all his stuff and holding a feast The students scholars and an old man try to talk Faustus into repenting and turning to God but Mephistopheles comes talk him out of it Faustus resigns the contract in blood to only worship Lucifer The scholars try to pray for him but Faustus sends them away Main Climax Faustus pleads with God to save him but Lucifer comes to take his soul Resolution OBSERVATIONS o Faustus likes to talk about himself in the third person 0 Faustus doesn t complete his SO 0 24 years is the most RANDOM number WHY My only answer to this is that because so much of the play is based off of religion and the Pentecostal religion was prevalent during the time in the Bible worship of God is dictated by the number 24 24 priests 24 elders with God s throne Etc 0 The horse that Faustus sells to the horsecourser COULD have stayed a horse if the person had simply listened to Faustus and not road the horse into the water So that prank had a likeliness to fail o Mephistopheles is the one who is actually doing all the work not Faustus so Faustus doesn t have any REAL powers 0 God doesn t actually say anything in the play He is just talked about Lucifer Satan DOES have lines in the play 0 There is a resolution to the play but it is not technically a good resolution PAGE 2
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