Doctor Faustus Characters

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Dr. Faustus

Dr. Faustus is a very intelligent and talented student of theology. However, Faustus is not happy with the lack of fame or riches that this pursuit has brought to him. For this reason, Faustus makes the choice to study magic. In doing this, Faustus conjures a devil and makes a deal that will allow him to have all the benefit of a devil for a servant. In return, Faustus must give his soul to Lucifer at the end of twenty-four years.

Faustus gets most of what he wanted from his deal with Lucifer. He becomes well-known, visiting the court of the Emperor of Germany as well as the courts of other wealthy courtesans. At the end of the contract, however, Faustus finds himself begging God to save him. Faustus has had multiple chances to save himself, but does not try until that last moment.

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