Christopher Marlowe Writing Styles in Doctor Faustus

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Point of View

There is no point of view because Dr. Faustus is a play.

Language and Meaning

The language of this play is Old English. The play was written in the sixteenth century, therefore the language of the play reflects the time period and education level of the playwright. There is quite a bit of slang common to that time period in the play as well as words that some modern readers might not fully understand. However, the language is lyrical, an old language that brings a certain elegance to the play.

Structure

The play is divided into a prologue and fourteen scenes. The play is written mostly in dialogue with some stage directions to alert the reader to what the characters might be doing if they were watching the play rather than reading it.

The play has one main plot and several subplots. The main plot...

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