Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Historical or Religious Allusions


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Biblical allusions in the text are made by using specific verses or phrases from the Bible.

  • Romans 6:23
  • 1 John 1:8
  • John 19:30
  • 1 Timothy 6:11,
  • Psalms 139.7-8
  • Queen of Sheba

The above verses are direct allusions.

There are a number of historical allusions, which include; Alexander the Great, Pope Julius II, Agrippa, and the Battle of Trasimene.


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