Doctor Faustus


Christopher Marlowe

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Robin is a stable-hand who steals a spell-book from Doctor Faustus. He reappears in comic scenes throughout the play. His foolish attempts at magic act as a counter to Faustus' serious, ambitious sorcery. However, at times one may question how different the two uses of magic are: Faustus ends up using his magic to do parlor tricks for wealthy noblemen and to summon a beautiful woman (Helen of Troy); in some ways, then, the ambitious Faustus is really not so different from the lowly Robin.
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Robin Character Timeline in Doctor Faustus

The timeline below shows where the character Robin appears in Doctor Faustus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Scene 6
Education, Knowledge, and Power Theme Icon
A stablehand named Robin enters and announces that he has stolen one of Faustus' conjuring books. He is eager... (full context)
Scene 8
Temptation, Sin, and Redemption Theme Icon
Education, Knowledge, and Power Theme Icon
Robin and Rafe enter with a silver goblet they have stolen. They are attempting to use... (full context)
Scene 10
Temptation, Sin, and Redemption Theme Icon
In the B-text, Robin and Rafe have a drink at a tavern. At the bar, a carter (a cart-driver)... (full context)