Doctor Faustus Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Seven Deadly Sins Allegory
Note: Before we jump into discussing those pesky sins, we want to tell you that there are two other allegories in this play—the Good and Bad Angels, and the Old Man. You can find out more about t...
Deed of Gift
When Faustus resolves to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for Mephistopheles, his decision to give it is not enough. Instead, Mephistopheles tells him, "thou must bequeath it solemnly / And w...
When Faustus makes his pact with the devil, he signs it with his own blood. But as he goes to write, his blood congeals. As disgusting as that is, it's also a key moment in the play.Faustus wonders...
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