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In Christopher Marlowes play Doctor Faustus Wagner is the most loyal loving and protective character in regards to protagonist Faustus His actions which include everything from his choric function to the comic relief he instills influence the play immensely emphasizing how the bond between he and Faustus is unique and and irreplaceable one Thus leading to the idea that Wagner should be recognized as the only character entitled to be Faustus heir It is easy to realize that Wagner is not happy as his role as a servant Hes sufficiently educated to regard himself as a scholar and hes eager to prove his prowess in logical dispute Instant Knowledge According to this it almost seems as through he secretly wishes he could have the power that his master possesses Wagner isnt too phased by this however as he doesnt stop from being as faithful as possible he can be to Faustus This is shown along with his loyalty and protectiveness in Act I Scene ii when two nosy scholars ask the whereabouts of Faustus Wagner refuses to tell them and even after taking insult upon insult from the two he still tries as best he can to shield his master from the scholars prying eyes Eventually Wagner gives into the scholars and informs them that Faustus is dining with Valdes and Cornelius He doesnt do this without first showing that he is more than a servant or a sirrah though He takes his revenge by matching wits with the two and proving that he is just as intelligent as either of them Not only does this scene emphasize how much Wagner cares for Faustus but it also serves as some comic relief for the audience The functions of the comic scenes are
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