Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Language choice and deviation from rhythm

The choice of imagery in the metaphors which both Faustus uses and the magicians(Valdes and Cornelius) who tempt him use, in many cases reflect the colonial power of Europe in the times.

I also see the deviation from iambic pentametre signifying a deviation from what was expected of the average man.

Is there anyone else who sees something along these lines?

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I do agree with you in the fact that there was a deviation from the iambic pentametre. This was to possibly show that times were changing and what was once considered to be the norm is no longer.