The Question and Answer section for Doctor Faustus (Marlowe) is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Faustus is portrayed as an extremely intelligent men, who believes he has learned eveything there is to learn. He is prideful, arrogant, and ambitious. Unfortunately, his bargain with the Devil is likely the most unintelligent decision he's ever...
Marlow is generally critical of Faust. Faustus decides to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for earthly power and knowledge and an additional 24 years of life. He proceeds to waste this time on self-indulgence and low tricks.
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