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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Faustus

Yes, he sells his soul to the devil, cruelly teases poor courtiers and peasants, and orders his devils to torment a helpless old man. But at the end of the day, we can't help but like Faustus—at least a little bit. All his soul-searching and bargaining makes him totally relatable, so we root for him to repent, and gain salvation, even when he's right at death's door.


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