Doctor Faustus - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Mephastophilis and Faustus are in the private chambers of the Pope, waiting to meet him. However, instead of wishing to meet the Pope, Faustus asks to be made invisible so that he can do whatever he pleases while he is there.

Eventually, the Pope arrives with a large retinue of attendants and Faustus, who is invisible, steals the Pope's food and wine right in front of his face. Unsure what to make of this, the Pope crosses himself in order to protect himself against what he thinks is some sort of ghost. However, Faustus boxes his ears in response and the churchmen flee from the room. Then, when the friars return singing a dirge that is designed scare off the evil spirit, Faustus and Mephastophilis beat the friars and run.

Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis

The Pope and his friars have no control over either Faustus or...

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