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.

Bruno

Bruno, a rival pope supported by German Emperor Charles V, appears before Roman Pope Adrian, to be condemned for heresy. Conversation between the popes reveal them to be political, rather than spiritual leaders. Faustus and Mephistopheles put the Cardinals to sleep, then free Bruno, who returns to Germany.

Carter

In a tavern, with Robin, Dick, and the Horse-courser, the Carter (a cart driver) explains the trick Faustus played on him. Faustus approached him and, claiming to be hungry, asked if he could eat some of...

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