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All characters within the story Doctor Faustus are lonely, and some confide to evil to relinquish their loneliness.
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"Evil Characters are lonely characters and their isolation fascinates us" In the light of this view, consider ways in which writers portray the isolation of evil characters.
All characters within the story Doctor Faustus are lonely, and some confide to evil to relinquish their loneliness. As the audience, our situation is one that is different to the characters in Doctor Faustus, hence why we're fascinated by them. As they seem alien to us, unusual in their actions and people who don't follow the normal trends in society attract curiosity and we subsequently become fascinated by their unorthodox actions and morals.
Mephastophilis is the loneliest character, and is, maybe not buy chose, evil. Christopher Marlowe paints Mephastophilis as a moral guidance for the audience, a powerful message, a warning as such, sin and you'll regret it. Mephastophilis is lonely because he's somewhere he doesn't want to be. Doctor Faustus doesn't grasp the notion what Mephastophilis is saying, "Ay, think so still, till experience change thy mind", only by seeing the alternative, which is Heaven, can Mephastophilis truly understand the situation he's in, where he's isolated from Heaven and now spends eternity in Hell "where we are tortured".
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