A talented German scholar at Wittenburg, Doctor Faustus protests against the limits of human knowledge. The scientist has learned everything he could or he thinks so, from the conventional academic disciplines. All of these things have left him fully unsatisfied, so currently he has to turn to magic. Then, a Good Angle and an Evil Angel arrive, thus representing Faustus' choice between Christian conscience as well as the path to damnation. The former advises Faustus to leave off this pursuit of magic, while the latter keeps tempting the scholar. From Valdes and Cornelius, fellow scholars, Faustus learns the very fundamentals of the black arts. He thrills at the power he’ll possess, and the great feats he will perform. The scholar summons the devil Mephostophilis. They happen to flesh out the terms of their agreement, and here with Mephostophilis represents Lucifer. Faustus is going to sell his soul in exchange for up to twenty-four years of power.
From a comic relief scene, we find out that Faustus' servant Wagner has grasped some magic learning. He makes use of it to persuade Robin the Clown to become his servant.
Before the time to sign the contract comes, Faustus is choked by misgivings, though the scholar puts them aside. Mephostophilis gets back and the scholar signs away his soul, using his own blood for this purpose. The words "Homo fuge" arise on his arm, then Faustus gets seized by fear. After this Mephostophilis has him distracted with a dance of devils. The scholar requests a wife and the given demand is denied by Mephostophilis denies, though he gives Faustus books full of knowledge.
After a while, Faustus curses Mephostophilis for depriving him of heaven, though he has observed lots of wonders. Faustus manages to have Mephostophilis tormented, he can't stand mention of God. Then, the devil has to flee. The Good Angel as well as Evil Angel arise again. The Good Angel tells Faustus to repent, while the Evil Angel urges him to stick to his wicked ways. Belzebub, Lucifer and Mephostophilis get back in order to frighten Faustus. The scholar’s cowed by them, so he agrees to speak and he thinks no more of God. They have him delighted with a pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins, and after this, Lucifer promises to show him hell. At the same time, Robin the Clown has grasped one of Faustus' magic books.
Faustus has explored the heavens along with the earth right from a chariot drawn by dragons, and he’s currently making his way to Rome, exactly where the feast honoring St. Peter is about to be celebrated. Mephostophilis as well as Faustus wait for the Pope. They play a bunch of tricks, by simply utilizing magic in order to disguise themselves and also make themselves invisible, before leaving.
A talented German scholar at Wittenburg, Doctor Faustus protests against the limits of human knowledge. The scientist has learned everything he could or he thinks so, from the conventional academic disciplines. All of these things have left him fully unsatisfied, so currently he has to turn to magic.