Doctor Faustus - Study Guide Prologue: Dr. Faustus and Scenes I-III Summary & Analysis

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Prologue

A chorus sings about Faustus. Faustus is a German man born in Rhodes. He is raised in Wittenberg by relatives. Faustus is a very successful student of theology, but he is unhappy with this profession. Faustus has a big ego and wants to be world renowned, which is what leads to his downfall.

Scene I

Dr. Faustus is in his office trying to decide what new subject he would like to study. Dr. Faustus is not pleased with most of his choices, so he settles on magic. To learn more, Dr. Faustus calls for two well-known students of magic, Valdes and Cornelius. As he waits for the gentlemen to arrive, he is visited by a good angel and an evil angel. The good angel tries to talk Faustus out of his choice, while the evil angel tells Faustus how famous he could...

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