by Christopher Marlowe
Character Role Analysis
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.