Faustus- tells of Faustus's rise and fall through Lucifer. The play opens with a monologue from the main character, telling the audience why he feels what he studied through his life is insignificant. Faustus is a nave character, whom craves power and wealth, and sacrifices his soul to the devils in exchange for Black Magic. Ironically, Dr. Faustus, a well educated man, had among many other subjects, studied Divinity for a significant amount of time, before devoting himself to the dark side. This character frequently questions his decision, and often doubts what benefits he has actually received from his newly obtained Black Magic. In the Second Act, Marlow introduces the Good and Bad Angels, which help display to the audience, Faustus's thoughts concerning whether he should repent or continue with his contract. They reappear numerous times throughout the play, only when Faustus is considering to repent. In every occasion of the Angels, the Bad Angel always ends the conversation, because although Faustus is considering repentance, he never actually does. .
In the opening scene, Faustus tells the audience his reasons for abandoning his four distinguished studies. Among them, philosophy, medicine, law and divinity, divinity is the most crucial for developing the character of Faustus.
"Faustus: When all is done, divinity is the best If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us why, then belike, we must sin, and so consequently die What doctorine you call this? Che sera, sera: What will be, shall be! .
He leaves his Christian faith, which he had previously devoted much of his studies to, in hope for power through Black Magic. Throughout most of the play, whenever Faustus begins to feel uncertain about his recent dedication to Black Magic, he draws upon his former religion for security.
"Faustus: O Christ, my saviour, my saviour!.