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Doctor Faustus – A Different Interpretation

The second chapter of Book 1, Reputations focused on Doctor Faustus, written by Christopher Marlowe in the late 16th Century.  Taking the stance of a Morality Play, it features Dr John Faustus, an excellent scholar, who feels he has learned all he can by human means.  He makes a deal with Mephistopheles that, for a period of twenty-four years, he will live a life of luxury and unimaginable knowledge.  However, in doing so, and refusing to repent, Faustus in damned […]

Struggling already?

I’m currently 3 weeks ahead of the course planner, allowing for half term (where I will have to take a week off because I have no childcare and two monkeys to look after) and the extra time it will take to write my assignments. I thoroughly enjoyed Cleopatra and Doctor Faustus but the chapter on Cezanne was one of the most boring I had ever come across.  I became bored and kept getting sidetracked by housework throughout the chapter.  I […]