Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

How does Marlowe's characterization of faustus as coming from parents "base of stock" illustrate Renaissance or humanist views?

prologue of "the tragical history of doctor faustus"


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Faustus's childhood origins are discussed in the prologue. The "base of stock" quote relates to the humble or low rank of Faustus's parents. Faustus thus ascends his stature as an ordinary man, thrust by his "choices" to a demi-god-like status.