Doctor Faustus – Single-line lectures – Subjects

“Till swol’n with cunning of a self-conceit, His waxen wings did mount above his reach, And melting, heavens conspired his overthrow.” Chorus Prologue   “Unhappy spirits that fell with Lucifer, Conspired against our god with Lucifer, And are for ever damned with Lucifer.” Mephistopheles 1.3   “Oh, what will not I do to obtain his soul.” Mephistopheles 2.1 “Ay, and Faustus will turn to God … Continue reading Doctor Faustus – Single-line lectures – Subjects

Doctor Faustus – Vocabulary

Redemption              The freeing of humanity from sin. Sin                             A wicked act, especially one which breaks religious laws. Blasphemy                The act of speaking IRREVERENTLY of God. Sacrifice                    An offering to a God in exchange for something of greater value. Repentance                To show penitence; contrition for sins committed. Absolution                 Formal forgiveness of sins (often by a priest). Damnation                 Unending punishment in Hell. Heresy                       An opinion which goes against … Continue reading Doctor Faustus – Vocabulary