Study Guide

Doctor Faustus Act 5, Scene 3

By Christopher Marlowe

Act 5, Scene 3

  • First Scholar asks his scholar cronies to come with him to check on Faustus, since they heard horrible shrieks and cries coming from his room. That can't mean anything good.
  • Second Scholar remarks upon how Faustus's limbs are all torn apart. Yikes.
  • Third Scholar says that the devils Faustus served tore him to pieces between the hours of twelve and one, when he heard the horrible shrieks and the house seemed on fire with fiends. Ick.
  • Second Scholar says that although Faustus's end was horrible to every Christian, they will give him an honorable burial because of how admired he once was for his scholarship.