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The Websters New Collegiate defines a scientist as One learned in science or Natural science also know as a scientific investigator The Dr Faust described in Marlows Faust defiantly fits all of these criteria He was very learned or so he thought in all the different sciences In here lies his problem Faust said that he is boarded or sees no reason for analysis physics law and divinity lines 5-60 It is possible that Faust could be looking for a new more interesting science Therefore because he is constantly searching for more knowledge under these guidelines he is defiantly a scientist It is important to note that unlike most scientists Faust is not searching for knowledge just to better himself He is only interested in more knowledge because it produces more power and power is Fausts main goal More evidence that Dr Faust is a scientist lies with in Act 2 This is the act where Faust finally sells his soul and the second thing he asks for are the tools of scientist books The first book he wants is a book that beholds all spells and incantationslines 161 He asks for this one first because it beholds more power for him while the books he asks for after this are more for the learned aspect of Faust personality These other books he now wants that allow him to see all the characters and planets of the heaven and to see all plants herbs and trees that grow upon the earth lines 165 and168 These last two books provide no direct means for power unlike the first book of spells The fact that he does ask for these last two purely intellectual books provide more proof that he is indeed a scientist Dr Faust would of found himself at home in the Royal Society for the improving Natural Knowledge This is true for two reasons first because he was very interested learning about new sciences
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