Once he realizes that he is going to suffer eternal damnation, Faustus looks towards God and heaven for safety. Faustus begins his speech at 11:00 PM, an hour before the devil promised to take him to hell and pleads, “Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,/That time may cease and midnight never come./Fair Nature’s eye, rise, rise again, and make/Perpetual day; or let this hour be but/A year, a month, a week, a na...
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...ifer because Faustus himself is at fault for being deprived of the joys of heaven. He sought the devil because he did not believe in heaven and wanted to experience earthly pleasures; however, once he realized that he was damned, Faustus seeks and believes in God and wants to experience the very same heavenly joys that first thought of as vile. It is evident that Faustus only wants to feel joyous: he does not want to feel pain in hell; he simply wants the power and notoriety that come with being one of Satan’s disciples.
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