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The Five Knowledges of Dr. Faustus

Summary: the essay discusses Dr. Faustus' areas of knowledge and how, through his dissatisfaction of them, he learns even more than he expected. Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus is a play that questions both renaissance and medieval ideas. The character of Doctor Faustus is introduced as a renaissance man with degrees in various subjects and an abundance of knowledge from his high education. Unfortunately for him, this knowledge is not sufficient and his cravings for higher knowledge and power soon corrupt his mind and lead him to his ill-fated end. The opening soliloquy introduces Doctor Faustus's areas of knowledge as debate, health, law, theology, and a desire to learn about black magic. As he goes through each of his degrees, dropping names and showing off, he shows a sense of false hope in them. Doctor Faustus shows how dissatisfied he is with his studies and explains his thirst for something more than education can give him. He concludes his speech by saying "Here Faustus, try thy brains to...

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