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Doctor Faustus The Relationship Of Mephastophilis And...

Doctor Faustus: The Relationship of Mephastophilis and Faustus In Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, the tragic protagonist Faustus finds himself tired of his previous pursuits in logic, medicine, law and religion. He falls upon the decision to explore a new and taboo area of knowledge: the black arts. Once he settles on this idea, he begins a relentless endeavor to quench his thirst for higher knowledge, wealth and success through learning supernatural powers. Alas, his admirable ambition and determined quest result in his tragic demise and ultimate downfall. In the Resurgens Theatre Company’s production of Doctor Faustus, directed by Brent Griffin, the psychological perspective and narrative of Faustus is highlighted through the use of minimalistic approaches in casting, setting, and editing of the text. The production portrays Faustus’ renaissance characteristics and gives the audience an interactive and panoramic experience with a focus on his relationship with Mephastophilis and his mental and spiritual spiral into tragedy. At the start of Act I, Scene I we already realize Faustus is one of his own worst enemies. His zest for furthering his knowledge is impressive and admirable, but the logic he displays in his opening soliloquy exposes his flaws and blind spots. For example, while he makes his decision on what area of learning to pursue, he quotes bible scripture out of context and states necromancy to be a more noble choice than religion, when it is usuallyShow MoreRelatedThe Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus1991 Words   |  8 Pagesâ€Å"The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus,† or â€Å"Doctor Faustus,† is a tragedy, written by Christopher Marlowe, which conveys the heavy use of symbolism and allusions to illustrate the conflict between good and evil during a time of rebirth in England. This play was first performed sometime between 1588 and 1593, and published sometime in the early 1600s and is based on the pro tagonist, Faustus, who originates from a classic oral German legend. â€Å"Doctor Faustus† is one of the first of many publicationsRead MoreFaustus, By Dr. Faustus2669 Words   |  11 Pagesoutset, Dr. Faustus is in his study contemplating what academic discipline is the most fulfilling. He reviews a number of disciplines in his mind, such as logic and medicine (which he believes he is already adequately distinguished in), and law and theology (which he believes to have inherent inadequacies). Dr. Faustus’s route from religion to magic seems to be forcedly cobbled together in order to elicit a certain emotion towards sophists as a whole, and Marlowe laboriously thrusts Dr. Faustus into becoming

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