Faustus / Enron Key Quotations

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SMHPID Faustus' early praise, how he excels in his studies.
So much he profits in divinity.
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GWDN: Faustus' achievement, part of heroic build up, religious allusions.
Grac'd with doctors name.
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TSWCOASC: Change of tone in the prologue, Faustus' greed, ambition that leads to his fall, 12 syllables, breaks iambic
Till, swollen with cunning of a self conceit.
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HWWDMAHR: Icarus allusion (context, audience = aware), Faustus' fall. Alliteration of W sounds = fall
His waxen wings did mount above his reach
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AMHCHO: The fall of Faustus from heaven, continues Icarus allusion, inevitable damnation
And, melting, heavens conspir'd his overthrow
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HSUCN: Stark contrast to Faustus excelling at divinity (study of God), Faustus' corruption
He surfeits upon cursed necromancy
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B,S: Broken rhyming couplet to end the prologue, unemphatic conclusion to a heroic build introduction of Faustus
Nothing so sweet as magic is to him...before his chiefest bliss... in his study sits
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YATSBFAAM: Faustus' soliloquy, Marlowe presents Faustus' excess of ambition to be more.
Yet art thou still but Faustus, and a man.
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WMDAED: Faustus reasons that everyone is a sinner and the punishment. Old Testament view of God, punishment over forgiveness
We must die an everlasting death
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NBAH: Faustus' attraction to the dark arts, paradoxical , scares an Elizabethan audiencea
Necromantic books are heavenly
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ASMIADG: Magic will raise Faustus above ordinary man, wants to become God-like, hamartia: ambition
A sound magician is a Demi-god
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HGHWUTH: Good angel / bad angel first appears, Good angel appeals to Old Testament punishment imagery to deter Faustus, audience but not Faustus
Heap God's heavy wrath upon thy head
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GFFITFA: Bad angel appeals to Faustus' greed / ambition, hamartia, temptation.
Go forward, Faustus, in that famous art
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TMMTHRM: Faustus' corruption to necromancy, repetition and fast paced sounds shows an urgency
Tis magic, magic that hath ravish'd me
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FITDA: Scholar, very minor character, sees Faustus has already fallen. Powerful, as Faustus is heroic to them.
Fallen into that damned art
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TFNFBR: Faustus readies himself to defy God and actually conjure, he knows this is wrong has to reassure himself (3rd person)
Then fear not Faustus, be resolute
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TUTAOM/FF: Faustus' arrogance when seeing Mephostiphilis' true form for the first time. Context: mocks Catholicism
Too ugly to attend on me, Franciscan Friar
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VIMHW: Faustus thinks his conjuring is heavenly, ironically. Mixes up hellish conjuring with heavenly virtue
Virtue in my heavenly words.
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STGL/MOA/PA: Mephostophilis (context) can never tell a lie, like Lucifer, he makes it clear that he does not serve Faustus: should scare Faustus but it doesn't.
Servant to great Lucifer, mine own accord, per accidens
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RTNOG/WFIHTGHGS: Further reduces Faustus' conjuring, Faustus is made to appear less and less powerful. This is the first evidence of Faustus below something.
Rack the name of God, we fly (in hopes) to get his glorious soul
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WTIHNAIOOI: Monosyllabic, emphatic, pathos, Mephosophilis pays the eternal price, Faustus will too. But Faustus' hamartia, ambition leads to ignorance.
Why this is hell, nor am I out of it
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TTEJOH: Mephostophilis gives Faustus the most precious knowledge he could want, of heaven, that it really is as good as it is storied to be.
Tasted the eternal joys of heaven.
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TWTTH/IBDOEB?: Mephostophilis asks Faustus whether he really thinks Mephostophilis would lie about such an amazing heaven. The punishment M. now faces, which could be Faustus.
Tormented with ten thousand hells / in being deprived of everlasting bliss?
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Card 2

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GWDN: Faustus' achievement, part of heroic build up, religious allusions.

Back

Grac'd with doctors name.

Card 3

Front

TSWCOASC: Change of tone in the prologue, Faustus' greed, ambition that leads to his fall, 12 syllables, breaks iambic

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

HWWDMAHR: Icarus allusion (context, audience = aware), Faustus' fall. Alliteration of W sounds = fall

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

AMHCHO: The fall of Faustus from heaven, continues Icarus allusion, inevitable damnation

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Preview of the front of card 5
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