Study Guide

Doctor Faustus Characters

By Christopher Marlowe

Faustus

Faustus is super-smart. So smart that he can best any one of his academic colleagues in debate,...

Mephistopheles

In Act 1, Scene 3, as he contemplates making a deal with the devil, Faustus remarks, "Had I as...

Good and Bad Angels

Have you ever seen those cartoons where a generally a-okay character is tempted to do something...

Pope Adrian and Bruno

When we first meet Pope Adrian in Act 3, Scene 1, he doesn't exactly make a great first...

Benvolio

Benvolio is yet another one of the people Faustus humiliates with the help of Mephistopheles,...

Wagner

Faustus's servant, Wagner, is more than just a servant. He's also a bit of a smart aleck who,...

Dick and Robin

Dick and Robin are the town troublemakers, the class clowns. They get up to lots of mischief when...

Scholars

After Faustus decides to study magic, these scholars get majorly worried. First they want to know...

Old Man

Like the Good and Bad Angels, the Old Man is an allegorical character, which means that he's a...

Chorus

Like Greek plays such as Antigone or Oedipus Rex, Doctor Faustus makes use of an old-school...