Doctor Faustus


Christopher Marlowe

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Doctor Faustus: Chorus 4 Summary & Analysis

In a brief interlude between scenes, Wagner thinks aloud to the audience that Faustus must be nearing death, because he has given Wagner all of his possessions. But Wagner is confused, because Faustus is feasting, carousing, and enjoying himself, which does not seem to Wagner like the behavior of someone about to die.
Faustus seems to realize that his end is near, as he gives Wagner his possessions. But this does not seem to compel Faustus to repent, as he continues to enjoy himself and indulge in his life of sinning against God.
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