Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

sketch the character of Beelzebub

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Belzebub is one of Lucifer's chief officers, he's a powerful demon. He, along with the other intimidates Faustus and encourages him to think no more on God. He is aprt of the scene where Faustus has the seven deadly sins portrayed to him..... and the depictions are pleasurable.

Belzebub is convincing;

Now, Faustus, must thou needs be damned?

Can'st thou not be saved?

What boots it then to think on God or heaven?

Away with such vain fancies, and despair,

Despair in God, and trust in Beelzebub

Now go not backward, Faustus; be resolute.

Why wavers thou? O something soundeth in mine ear.

Abjure this magic, turn to God again.

Why he loves thee not. The God thou serv'st is thine owe appetite

Wherein is fixed the love of Beelzebub

To him, I'll build an altar and a church,

And offer lukewarm blood, of new-born babes.


Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)/ Act II