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Home Contacts About Us. Being well-learnt he is attracted by logic or analytics. He realises that he is now damned and it is useless to think of God and Heaven. Mephostophilis and Faustus wait for the Pope, depicted as an arrogant, decidedly unholy man. He also humiliates a knight named Benvolio.
Doctor Faustus, a well-respected German scholar, grows dissatisfied with the limits of traditional forms of knowledge—logic, medicine, law, and religion—and decides that he wants to learn to practice magic. His friends Valdes and Cornelius instruct him in the black arts, and he begins his new career as a magician by summoning up Mephastophilis, a devil. Faustus experiences some misgivings and wonders if he should repent and save his soul; in the end, though, he agrees to the deal, signing it with his blood. Faustus again has second thoughts, but Mephastophilis bestows rich gifts on him and gives him a book of spells to learn. Later, Mephastophilis answers all of his questions about the nature of the world, refusing to answer only when Faustus asks him who made the universe. This refusal prompts yet another bout of misgivings in Faustus, but Mephastophilis and Lucifer bring in personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins to prance about in front of Faustus, and he is impressed enough to quiet his doubts. Armed with his new powers and attended by Mephastophilis, Faustus begins to travel.
A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Doctor Faustus is a sixteenth century play written by English playwright Christopher Marlowe and based on an old German folktale. The play, written in five acts, is about a German scholar Faustus who decides to sign his soul over to the devil Lucifer in exchange for twenty-four years of service from his demonic servant, Mephistopheles. At the time it was first performed, the play elicited much controversy for its subject matter. It has since influenced many similar works and parodies.
Synopsis: Doctor Faustus
Faustus becomes dissatisfied with his studies of medicine, law, logic and theology; therefore, he decides to turn to the dangerous practice of necromancy, or magic. He has his servant Wagner summon Valdes and Cornelius, two German experts in magic. Faustus tells them that he has decided to experiment in necromancy and needs them to teach him some of the fundamentals. When he is alone in his study, Faustus begins experimenting with magical incantations, and suddenly Mephistophilis appears, in the form of an ugly devil.
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Так вы успели его рассмотреть. - Господи. Когда я опустился на колени, чтобы помочь ему, этот человек стал совать мне пальцы прямо в лицо. Он хотел отдать кольцо. Какие же страшные были у него руки.