Doctor Faustus Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Prologue

• Faustus is born poor in Rhodes, Germany.

• Faustus grows up and studies divinity in Wittenberg.

• Although Faustus does well financially though his studies, his thoughts turn away from theology, and he studies magic and necromancy, the art of raising the dead.

Act 1, Scene 1

• Sitting in his study, Faustus considers studying philosophy, medicine, or theology, but he is very tempted to study magic because of the power it would give him.

• Faustus sends Wagner, his servant, to bring his sorcerer friends, Valdes and Cornelius, to advise him.

• While Wagner is gone, a Good Angel and a Bad Angel arrive to give him advice. The Good Angel tells him to continue with his regular studies, while the Bad Angel advises him to study magic.

• After the angels leave, Valdes and Cornelius arrive and advise Faustus to study magic.

• Faustus, Valdes, and Cornelius practice their magic.

Act 1, Scene 2

• Two scholars...

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