Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

How many desire of Dr.Faustus ? & explaine his desires in full detail?

Points out of Dr.Faustus desires in detail of his desires from the text book by Marlowe.

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In Marlowe's play. Doctor Faustus sells his soul to the devil in order to gain power and knowledge. Faust's bargain includes the company and servitude of Mephistophilis, but what Faust doesn't realize at first is that one can only serve one master, and Mephistophilis already serves the Devil. Mephistophilis serves the Devil first, and therefore Faust will only get from him that which the Devil approves, but Faustus believes the following excerpt from the text;

"Had I as many souls as there be stars,

I'd give them all for Mephastophilis.

By him I'll be great emperor of the world,

And makes a bridge through the moving air

To pass the ocean with a band of men;

I'll join the hills that bind the Afric shore,

And make that land continent to Spain." (Marlowe 3.102-108)

Faust desires more scientific knowledge, and it leads him to dabbling in magic. Thus, he meets the Devil. He desires power and praise, and a large portion of his time is devoted to shaping the views that others hold of him; he wants to be a hero; he rejoices in power rather than in contemplation, and he desires to gain power over life and death.


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