Doctor Faustus

by

Christopher Marlowe

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The Good and Evil Angels

These two angels appear on-stage when Faustus wavers in his decision to give his soul to Lucifer and considers repenting. The Good Angel encourages him to seek God's mercy and tells him that it is… (read full symbol analysis)

Blood

Mephastophilis is very clear that Lucifer will only make a deal with Faustus if he signs a formal deed of gift signed with his own blood. Faustus' blood thus symbolizes some true essence of himself… (read full symbol analysis)

The Seven Deadly Sins

Lucifer entertains Faustus by calling up the Seven Deadly Sins, personifications of Pride, Covetousness, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, and Lechery. These figures rather obviously symbolize the sins for which they are named, but they also… (read full symbol analysis)