Faustus2outline (1) - 1Doctor Faustus 2 Contrast between Faustuss magisterial and powerful expression of his desires and his actual use of his powers

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1Doctor Faustus 2 Contrast between Faustus’ s magisterial and powerful expression of his desires and his actual use of his powers: what happens to the imperialism of the imagination? How does F “glut” his appetites? The limitations on his powers: implications of the fact that when he re-summons figures from antiquity (e.g. Alexander, Helen) they are impersonated by (infernal) spirits. The arts of illusion. Tension between the insubstantial and limited nature of his powers and his ever-present fears of damnation. Faustus’s inability actively to seek divine forgiveness. A discussion of the nature of and the relationship between the sins of Pride and Despair. Faustus’s waverings in the middle of the scene with the horse-courser and in his encounter with the Old Man. Significance (scene 12, lines 69-71) of Mephastophilis himself making the limits of hell's powers over human souls quite explicit. Importance of the imaginative role of classicism in the play : the discourse and fantasies of an

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