From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
These guys whisper in Faustus's ear throughout the play, trying to convince him to turn good or stay bad, depending on who's doing the whispering. They quite literally guide him on his path. And unfortunately, the Bad Angel is a bit more convincing.