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Scene five is an important scene because it is the first time that we meet Lucifer Mephastophilis master the hoarder of the damned souls Faustus is selling his soul to be more powerful as God yet he refers to God many times such as when he speaks of being stronger than God in powers but having people respect him like he is God But in selling his soul to Lucifer he gains no powers that could even match God because Lucifer was once an angel of God who showed traits that Faustus shows in the play Neither Lucifer nor Mephastophilis has the powers to match God so Faustus is selling his soul to a lost cause since Lucifer deals with illusion making Faustus believe he is powerful like when they summon him a woman who is merely an illusion and not real like the powers of Lucifer Whenever Faustus begins to doubt his deal with Lucifer and consider repenting Lucifer appears making sure that Faustus would continue with his deal by playing with his desires of power and greed I think it is also quite important that Scene 5 follows up from the first comedy scene of the play perhaps there is significance to the comedy set in Scene 4 and to the seriousness of Scene 5 I believe that Scene 4 is either something to entertain the audience a little before the story developed deeper into the serious plot or it is to show something about the people of the time when the play was written This does not seem to happen anywhere else in the play so there has to be some significance to why it happens before Lucifer and Faustus first meet In Scene 5 Lucifer introduces Faustus to the physical forms of the Seven Deadly Sins each of the sins relate in one way or another to Faustus current personality it shows how his soul is damned to hell
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