“Doctor Faustus” is a play written by Christopher Marlowe in the late 16th century. “Doctor Faustus” tells the tragic story of Dr. Faustus, a highly intelligent scholar who becomes dissatisfied with traditional forms of knowledge and turns to the forbidden practice of magic. He makes a pact with the devil, Mephistopheles, exchanging his soul for magical powers and worldly pleasures.
Faustus engages in various magical feats, but as the expiration of his 24-year pact approaches, he grapples with the consequences of his choices. Despite moments of remorse, Faustus ultimately refuses to repent, leading to his tragic downfall as his soul is claimed by the devil. The play explores themes of ambition, temptation, morality, and the consequences of unchecked desire.