Day 3

Doctor Faustus (Marlowe) Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In what ways does do you think modern readers might relate to the frustrations and challenges Faustus talks about in Act I, Scene 1? How might those reactions be similar or different to the audience members from Marlowe's time?

    Modern readers and audience members could certainly relate in many ways to Faustus's predicament. Many high schoolers especially might feel that many of their current studies are not necessarily important for their lives and will not help them get what they want out of life. Furthermore, students might connect the idea that, just as Faustus was promised power and ability to access his desires through knowledge, modern-day people are often...

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