Doctor Faustus Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Lucifer and Dr. Faustus, providing specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Why was Dr. Faustus controversial when it was published? How did the period affect the way that the book was received in society?

Essay Topic 3

Why is Latin used in "Dr. Faustus"? Which characters speak Latin, and what does this signify about them?

Essay Topic 4

What is the purpose of the chorus in "Dr. Faustus"? What role do they play? Why are they important?

Essay Topic 5

How is comedy used in "Dr. Faustus"? Which characters are comic? Which scenes are comic?

Essay Topic 6

How does the theme of necromancy instigate the action of "Dr. Faustus"?

Essay Topic 7

Debate whether "Dr. Faustus" is a Christian tragedy, citing examples from the text to support your conclusion.

Essay Topic 8

How can Mephastophilis be seen as a sympathetic character?

Essay Topic 9

Compare and contrast the...

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