English 401
The Faust Theme

 

English 401
The Faust Theme

Study Guide

Unit 1  Marlowe's Doctor Faustus

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the major differences between the A- and B-text versions of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
  2. Identify the characteristics of a morality play as found in Doctor Faustus.
  3. Identify the Renaissance characteristics of Doctor Faustus.
  4. State Doctor Faustus's goals.
  5. Discuss why Faustus is not saved.
  6. Discuss the nature and significance of magic in the play.
  7. Discuss the role and significance of knowledge in the play.