Doctor Faustus Characters

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Archbishop of Rhelms

When an invisible Faustus creates a stir at Pope Adrian's banquet, all present wonder about the cause. The Archbishop suggests that perhaps a soul, which escaped from Purgatory and wishes the Pope's prayers, causes the disturbance. Ironically, Faustus's contract with the devil has placed him in need of prayers, though the spiritual power of the worldly pope remains in doubt.

Benvolio, Frederick, and Martino

When Faustus arrives at the court of Emperor Charles V to display his magic, Benvolio, a knight, seems too hungover to witness the performance. When the Emperor requests that Faustus conjure up Alexander the Great and his paramour, Benvolio is skeptical of the magician's power and insists that if Faustus can bring back Alexander, he will become the mythological character Actaeon and turn into a stag. After Alexander appears, Faustus grows horns on Benvoho's head, which the Emperor, pleading leniency, asks Faustus...

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