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Revealed in Line 18

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Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe

Mephastophilis’ dismissive tone in line 17, when he says “Ay, think so still, till experience change thy mind” and Faustus’ response “Why dost thou think that Faustus shall be damned” in line 18 reveal that

A

Faustus, doesn’t care if he knows the truth about hell.

B

Mephastophilis cares deeply for Faustus and is very concerned that he knows the truth about hell.

C

Faustus is confident he will learn the truth about hell before it is too late.

D

Mephastophilis is fine with Faustus learning the truth about hell after it is too late.

E

Mephastophilis hopes Faustus can help him change his own relationship with hell.