Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

In Doctor Faustus, is there a cohesive argument for or against learning?

Does the play offer a final, cohesive argument either for or against learning, or is Marlowe simply raising questions?

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours
Best Answer

I don't think there is an argument against learning rather than an argument against wanting to know more than God. It is mans' fallibility that he can not handle such metaphysical knowledge. Instead of using it for good, he plays silly pranks and squanders what he knows. In the end it is only through God's grace that Faust or any other mortal man can be truly wise.