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Thu, 19 Feb 2004

Dr. Faustus

— SjG @ 4:33 pm

Christopher Marlowe, 1588, read as an e-Text from BlackMask.com

I suppose the only things that surprised me about this telling of the Faust tale was its brevity, and, despite the brevity of the story itself, how damn much of it was dedicated to Faustus’ wafflings. “Shall I repent? No! I shall not repent! Or perhaps I shall… no!” on and on and on. Look; if you’re going to sell your soul to the Devil and/or one of his agents, make sure you think it through. Either limitless and subtle power in exchange for your soul is a good deal, or it’s not. Figure it out. Do the analysis. But either way, make your decision and quit moping around about it.

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