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Choose ONE of the following questions, from material read over the weekend, and write an intro, body paragraph, and conclusion on it.
READ books 4-6 (IV-VI)
READ: Books 1-3 (I-III).... The fallen angels wake on a lake of fire, gather, debate what to do next, and Satan heads off to find Earth. Trigger warning: Milton is misogynistic. Sin & Death are gruesome. Don't read on a full stomach or before you plan to eat.
PL essay assignment (due a few days after we finish reading): Trace how Milton rigidly adheres to Aristotle's rules for a tragedy throughout PL. (Take notes as you read). Evaluative portion: Was Milton successful at his stated goal of creating "the great English epic" ?
I'm going to be nice, in honor of Guy Fawkes Day. Attached is a doc showing the differences between the A text and the B text. This will aid your paired discussion. Also attached is a list of discussion question.
- Is Mephistophilis Faustus' friend or his deadly enemy?
- Why doesn't Faustus repent?
- What role do diversions play in Doctor Faustus?
- How does magic affect the comic characters, Wagner and Robin?
- What does the Chorus think of Faustus?
- What is the definition of hell in this play?
- Faustus dreams that magic will bring him limitless power. To what extent do his dreams come true?
- How do the Old Man and Helen function as dramatic opposites in Act V?
- Is Faustus a Renaissance or medieval hero? Justify your response.
- Find three examples of hyperbole (exaggeration), and discuss Marlowe's specific techniques.
Is Faustus a hero?
What kind of relationship exists between Faustus and Mephistophilis?
Why is Wagner Mephistophilis' heir?
Does Faustus choose to be damned? Or is he forced into it by demons?
What role do Valdes and Cornelius play in Doctor Faustus?
Of all the things that Faustus desires, what does he desire most?
How does Benvolio resemble Faustus?
Write an entry in Wagner's diary, and date it from the last month of Faustus' life.
Wagner tells Robin to follow in his footsteps. How does Robin carry out the order?
Contrast the characters of the Pope and the Old Man.
Why do the central relationships of Faustus' life involve spirits and shades, not human beings?
How does Marlowe use Aristotle's rules of the structure of a tragedy? Be specific!
What is the point of the Icarus image in the prologue?
What examples of hyperbole (exaggeration) can you find in Faustus' speech to Helen of Troy?
Why is there so much Latin in the play?
How does Marlowe change the verse line to show frustration or uncertainty in Faustus?
Find three examples of irony in Doctor Faustus and explain what purpose the irony serves.
What do you learn about Faustus from his study?
Why is the University of Wittenberg in a state of unease?
What use does Marlowe make of the trapdoor on the Elizabethan stage?
Compare the world of Doctor Faustus to a medieval painting.
Would Marlowe agree with this statement: "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" (The quotation is from Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto.") Why?
Does Doctor Faustus have a Christian moral? What is it?
According to Marlowe, hell is _______________. Finish the sentence, and explain your answer.
BEYOND THE PLAY
Turn in AP Essay #2.
On iPads, begin reading Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe. Half the class will read the A text and half will read the B text. You will partner up to discuss the significance of the differences.
Faustus study guide. Complete it as you read.
The A and B texts of Doctor Faustus
As you will readily see when you look at the B text of Doctor Faustus, much of the text is the same as the A
text. Use this as a guide to focus your reading so that you can readily see the differences between them.
In his introduction to our edition of Marlowe, David Bevington notes two main differences between the texts. In B the comic episodes are expanded and expatiated upon. Furthermore, B has a new theological orientation. Faustus has more volition in his choice of evil, God is more benign, and Mephistopheles take a more active, sinister role in tempting Dr. Faustus to damnation (xvi).
1. 2.1 Does Faustus have more desire for knowledge in the A or the B text? In which text is Faustus more interested in magic and conjuring? How has his character changed in B?
2. 2.2 How are Robin and Dick different in the two versions of this scene?
3. 2.3 In which version, A or B, is Faustus more responsible for his own damnation?
4. 3.1 How does the introduction of the Chorus before 3.1 change your view of Faustus, and particularly of his power and responsibility for evil? Why is the Chorus given a part here in the B text? How does the addition of the episode with Bruno and the Pope change your understanding of Faustus and his desires?
5. 4.1 What is the effect of the episode involving Benvolio and his sudden acquisition of horns? Is there any reason why the Chorus is removed from 4.1 in the B text? Are there any differences in the scene involving Alexander the Great and his paramour?
6. 4.6 Why do you think that the episode with the horse courser has been expanded in the B text?
7. 5.1. Look at the differences between the two versions of the Old Man's speech (34 ff in the B text). 8. 5.2 How are the Good and Bad angels different in the A and B versions of this scene?
9. 5.3 How does the final scene differ in each version? Think particularly about your own experience of seeing/understanding that Faustus has gone to hell and the way in which he is transported there.
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