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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

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Character Role Analysis

Wagner

This guy follows an eerily similar path to that of Faustus, just on a smaller, less fantastic scale. So when Faustus gets himself a demon servant, Wagner gets himself a less awesome, but nonetheless useful apprentice. But Wagner's lowliness, compared to Faustus's high and mighty magic, emphasizes just how much Faustus is going to crash and burn when the time comes. And when the time comes, who else would get Faustus's possessions but Wagner? Here's hoping he doesn't follow in his friend's footsteps.


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