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11 June, 11:43

Analyze Faustus' journey through the heavens. Why is it significant that Mephastophilis joins him on this journey? Why is Faustus attracted to certain sights (Maro's golden tomb, "sumptuous temples," and the monuments and great buildings of Rome) ? How, exactly do the characters end up in the Pope's privy chambers, and what is significant about the way in which they arrive? Your answer should be at least 250 words.

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  1. 11 June, 12:47
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    Faustus is a doctor, who being tired of the way life is being lived at his time, decides to make a pact with the demon. This demon fosters in him the passion for progress and its techniques. That is why he gets so attracted to certain sights, which makes him compare his experiences to what he sees and feels. Each symbols has its own hidden meaning that goes much beyond the object it represents. They end up at the Pope's chamber very differently from when they first started the psychological journey described in the book: the search for oneself, the questioning about what importance life has and all the things involved in living, including wealth and relationships.
  2. 11 June, 13:16
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    Faustus is a doctor, who being tired of the way life is being lived at his time, decides to make a pact with the demon. This demon fosters in him the passion for progress and its techniques. That is why he gets so attracted to certain sights, which makes him compare his experiences to what he sees and feels. Each symbols has its own hidden meaning that goes much beyond the object it represents. They end up at the Pope's chamber very differently from when they first started the psychological journey described in the book: the search for oneself, the questioning about what importance life has and all the things involved in living, including wealth and relationships. Also,

    I believe that it is significant that Mephastophilis joins Faustus in his journey to present a perpetual temptation to him. Faustus has the opportunity to repent for his sins, after which he may be granted forgiveness by heaven and God himself. However, Satan is there all the time to lure Faustus back into sinning, dragging him farther and farther into hell. In the end, Faustus chooses Mephastophilis over God and salvation, having sold his soul to the devil in order to experience everything he might not be able to had he not done that. But that meant that there was no saving of his soul, which ushered him into Hell where he would spend his eternity.
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