]]] > Christopher Marlowe: The tragic story of Dr. Faustus Vocabular: reason for temptation, tragedy, antihero, chorus, text variant, Faustian bargain, mirror scene, seven deadly sins, Latin dog Introduction: What three great tragedies did Marlowe write? What are some of the occult legends or superstitions around Marlowes Faustus? What story translated into German was a source for Faustus? Identify the following characters Faustus, Mephistopholis, Good Angel, Bad Angel, The Pope, Wagner, Rafe, Vinter, The Emperor, Helena of Troy, the Seven Deadly Sins Read Questions: Where is the play? What did Faustus study at university? (i.e. what is his “major”?) What are the four types of books that sort Faustus and then reject them in the opening scene? Why did he have everything debauchery? What is this kind of book that still interests faustus? What are some of the goals or uses that Faustus has in mind when he first shows up to summon demons? How do the other scholars at the university react to the rumors about Faustus`s necromantic affairs in the second scene? What is Faust`s problem when he first invokes Mephistopholis? (Why does he require the demon to leave the stage and then return?) What does Mephistopholis Faustus say when Faustus begins to “command” before him about his ability to “command” spirits? What does Faustus think of the afterlife? Where is the hell according to Mephistopholis? (Question of the trick!) After a conversation with Mephistopholis, Faustus is left alone on stage at the end of scene three. What did he plan to use for his demonic servants? (In other words, what do some of the things he wants to accomplish?) How are Wagner and the Clown`s activities a mirror scene for Scene 3? What truth do they reveal about the nature of demonic demonism and incantation? According to Mephistopholis, why does the devil want the soul of Faustus? What is Satan`s use for having souls? If Faustus makes a cut on his arm to write his name in blood on the demonic contract, what happens first when he waits for the blood to flow? What does that suggest? After signing the contract, the blood on his arm forms in letters.