Dr Faustus- Chorus 1/ Prologue

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  • Dr Faustus Quotes Chorus 1/Prologue
    • 'The fruitful plot of scholarism graced.... Till swoll'n with cunning of a self-conceit' Turning from 'heavenly' language to, to vulgar language.
      • Links to Frankenstein.
    • 'His waxen wings did mount above his reach, And melting heavens conspired his overthrow'
      • Overt references to the myth of a story of hubris and dangers of overreaching, foreshadowing Faustus' imminent damnation.
        • Link to Frankenstein
    • 'He surfeits upon cursed necromancy'
      • This sets up the Catharsis nature of the play. The reader will go away wretched but wiser.
      • The sibilance used here in these two quotes create devil imagery.
      • 'Nothing so sweet as magic is to him'
        • The sibilance used here in these two quotes create devil imagery.
    • 'His parents base of stock'
      • Breaking away from the traditional medieval/Greek tradition of having the central protagonist of a Greek tragedy be of an extremely high status.
    • The Chorus serves as a provider of the plot to the reader. The reader receives objective, detached commentary.
      • Stems from a long tradition of ancient Greek plays.

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