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1. What does Faustus study in college? (i.e., what is his "major"?). What four sorts of books does Faustus sort through and then discard in the opening scene? Why does he discard each type? Faustus studies logic, medicine, law, and divinity or philosophy in college. His four sorts of books Faustus sorts through and then discarded in the opening scene is logic, medicine, law, and divinity. He discards logic because it is not scholarly enough for him and he has mastered all the logical work, “he discards philosophy because it is odious and obscure, he discards law and physic are for petty wits, Divinity is a basket of three, Unpleasant, harsh, contemptible, and vile” (Marlowe 684) 2. What are some of the goals or uses Faustus has in mind when he first imagines summoning demons? Some goals or uses Faustus has in mind is “shall I make the spirits fetch me what I please, resolve me of all ambiguities, Perform what desperate enterprise I will? I’ll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl, and search all corners of the new-found world for pleasant fruits and princely delicates” (Marlowe 683- this goes through lines 80 to 99). 3.

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