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Essays on Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

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Author

Christopher Marlowe

based-on
Original language

Early Modern English

symbols-motives
Genre

Tragedy

influence
Date premiered

c. 1592

plot
Setting

16th century Europe

idea
Major Characters

Doctor Faustus, Chorus, Wagner, Good Angel, Bad Angel, Valdes, Cornelius, Three scholars, Lucifer, Mephistophilis, Robin, Belzebub, Seven Deadly Sins

purpose
Subject

The main themes in the play are the absurdity of ambition, true versus illusive power, and good versus evil.

interesting-facts
Plot

Doctor Faustus, a talented German intellectual, believes that he has learned all that can be learned by standard means. So to explore the limits of human knowledge he disides to resort to magic.

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