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New Historicism

Power structure in society

Pyschoanalytical: Mother figure

Skilling thinks of himself, Roe thinks of Enron, she likens her own son to Skilling

Feminism: "women in the play are, like the Duchess of Vanholt, merely the possessions of men; she is defined by her weakness in pregnancy for 'ripe grapes' in the middle of winter. Helen belongs to Troy.

Feminism

Henry Maitland

Faustus offers a "deep exploration and understanding of human nature"

William Hazlitt: "a personification of the pride of will and eagerness of curiosity"

Faustus decides to "sacrifice himself to gain knowledge and experience that will benefit mankind" He is a "martyr"

James Broughton

An Elizabethan would fear the devil would have entered the stage when taking away Faustus.

Wilhelm Wagner

"Marlowe uses the trivial and comic scenes where Faust uses Mephostophilis' magic, to instil us with the thought that... the devil and our lives on earth can give us no greater satisfaction than God." Faustus does pointless