How are alternative or non-normative visions of intimacy renegotiating, challenging, or “rewriting” dominant visions of “intelligible” intimacy.
Faustus has achieved “all learning,” but he knows old age as well as learning: why would a man who realistically know his age and how quickly life passes sell his soul for 24 more years of life?
What knowledge could be worth the quick passing of time for a man who knows how precious time is?
Consider one of the comedy scenes in the play: what specific purpose does it serve for the play in general?
What purpose does this character, the “Old Man,” serve in the play or to attempt to get Faustus to repent? What is the difference between the nameless character and the “good angel” in the psychomachia? Isn’t he redundant?