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When I first began reading Dr Faustus I did not even realize that there were comic scenes Only after being told and after watching the movie did I realize that there were comic scenes Many critics say that Christopher Marlowe did not even write these scenes but instead say that they were written later by other playwrightsAfter realizing that there was in fact comedy in the play I began to ponder why it was in the play My first thought was that they were there to lighten the mood of such a dark and serious play Any good playwright knows that you cant hold an audiences attention with hours of serious deep and emotional content without also having something to lighten the mood With this point of view I realized that it was very possible that Mr Marlowe did not in fact write the comic sections of this play I really wanted to believe that he wrote them maybe a later playwright found that the play was too serious The fact that I wanted Marlowe to be the author of the whole play I dont like it when someone comes along a changes a piece of art or that people say that someone changed it because it is just too good to be true made me dig deeper to try and find something that sounded more sensible to meI would have to say that it was eight lines in scene five that were spoken by Mephastophilis in response to a question from Faustus These Lines were pg442 lines 110-125Mephastophilis Now Faustus ask what thou wiltFaustus First will I question thee about hellTell me where is the place that men call hellMephastophilis Under the heavensMephastophilis Within the bowels of these elementsWhere we are tortured and remain foreverHell hath no limits nor is circumscribedIn one self place for where we are is hellAnd where hell is there we must ever beAnd to conclude when all the world
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