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"You stars that reigned at my nativity,
Whose influence hath allotted death and hell"

Scene 13
Faustus
Subversion of ideology- Calvinism
Sublime?

1

"O soul be changed into little water drops,
And fall into the ocean, ne'er be found"

Scene 13
Faustus
Grotesque and sublime in nature

2

"To know the secrets of astronomy"

Chorus 2 between scenes 7 and 8
Wagner in the chorus
Seeking the impossible- gothic- explores themes that we're not supposed to understand

3

"Think thou on hell Faustus, for thou art damned"

Mephastophilis
Scene 7
Subversion of Christian ideology

4

"O who art thou that look'st so terrible?"

Faustus- about the devil
Grotesque
Abject

5

"Thou art a spirit, God cannot pity thee"

Evil angel
Scene 7
Subversion of Christian ideology- idea everyone can be saved
Dramaturgically, Marlowe shows how Faustus is damned throughout the play

6

"And curse thee, wicked Mephastophilis, because thou hast deprived me of those joys"

Faustus
Scene 7
Pursued protagonist?
Structure- always blames other people until the end of the play when he blames himself

7

Let your Baliol and Belcher come here, and I'll knock them, they were never so knocked since they were devils"

Clown
Scene 4
Similarity to Faustus, the uncanny, damnation doesn't scare him