dr faustus

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Dr Faustus Dr Faustus When Faustus was a boy he was so intelligent and ambitious that he was later sent to the University at Wittenberg.
There, he became `Dr' Faustus. He soon knew almost everything about law, medicine and logic, but he was not satisfied. Even the Bible did not console him because, according to the Bible, we are all sinners and so we must all go to hell, or at least this was Faustus' interpretation. So, Faustus decided he wanted to study black magic. He invited two of this friends who knew about black magic, to dinner. They gave Faustus a book that contained many magic spells. When Cornelius and Valdes left, Faustus drew a circle and other signs on the floor and then some spells out loud.
A horrible devil then appeared, but Faustus told him to come back in the form of Franciscan friar. The devil left and then returned. It was Mephostophilis. Faustus thought he had summoned this devil, but Mephostophilis explained that devils appear when they hear someone cursing God. Mephostophilis also explained to Faustus that Lucifer and all the other devils were once angels, but, because of pride, they had rebelled against God and were then thrown out of heaven. After these explanations Faustus told Mephostophilis that he wanted to make an agreement with Lucifer. For twenty-four years Mephostophilis would serve him, doing everything that Faustuss wanted, and then, at the end of this period, Faustus' soul would belong to Lucifer. Mephostophilis said that he would go and ask Lucifer. He than left Faustus who thought about all the wonderful things he would do. As Faustus was thinking about all the power he would have with Mephostophilis as his servant, a good angel and a bad angel appeared to Faustus. The good angel told Faustus not to continue with black magic, but the bad angel told Faustus to go forward because he would soon be rich and famous. Faustus himself knew that by continuing he was turning away from God, but he preferred to go on. Then Mephostophilis returned and told him that Lucifer had said yes. First, though, they must draw up the contract and Faustus must sign it in his own blood. Now that they an agreement, Faustus bega to ask Mephostophilis question. One of Faustus' first questions was about hell: he wanted to know where it was. Mephostophilis explained that hell is everywhere where people suffer. Faustus though, did not believe him. He said that hell was just a fable. Then Faustus asked for a wife, but Mephostophilis told him not to think about wives. Instead, Mephostophilis would bring him all the beautiful women he wanted. So Faustus' first days were wonderful. They travelled together and Mephostophilis provided him with all sorts of wonderful entertainment. However, Faustus became unhappy because he continued to have doubts. Then the good angel appeared too and told Faustus that it was impossible for him to do so. Faustus did not know what to do but he still wanted to experience the great pleasures that Mephostophilis cou