Doctor Faustus - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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In the dark of night as a storm draws near, Faustus draws a magic circle around himself in order to summon a demon. As Faustus finishes his incantation, the hideous form of Mephastophilis appears and he asks Faustus why he has summoned him. However, Faustus is disgusted at the sight of the demon, so he sends Mephastophilis away and tells him to come back in the shape of a Franciscan friar.

Upon the demon's return, Faustus questions Mephastophilis about hell, heaven and God but the demon cuts off his questions angrily. As a fallen angel, Mephastophilis does not want to remember how happy he was in heaven at the hand of God. In fact, Mephastophilis does not even want to hear the name of God, much less think about Him.

Since his quest for knowledge of God, heaven and hell leads nowhere, Faustus commands Mephastophilis...

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