Scholars in Wittenberg who gossip about and bemoan Faustus's interest in necromancy, rise to power, and damnation. They are emblems of a wider public reaction to Faustus's meteoric rise and fall, and also serve as examples of the scholarly, academic world in which Faustus lives. While devoted to the pursuit of knowledge, they do not put their desire for knowledge ahead of their devotion to God (unlike Faustus) and they pray for Faustus' soul at the end of the play.
Three Scholars Quotes in Doctor Faustus
The Doctor Faustus quotes below are all either spoken by Three Scholars or refer to Three Scholars. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. edition of Doctor Faustus published in 2005.).
Three Scholars Character Timeline in Doctor Faustus
The timeline below shows where the character Three Scholars appears in Doctor Faustus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.