What does Mephistopheles refuse to Faustus?
Keeping this in view, what does Faustus want from Mephistopheles?
In lines 79-94 of the first scene Faustus gives the reader an idea of why he wants to sell his soul. He wants material wealth. "I'll have them [devil's angels] fly to India for gold,/ Ransack the ocean for orient pearl" (1.82-83). He wants knowledge.
One may also ask, what does Faustus sell his soul for does he get a good deal in the bargain? Disillusioned with life and frustrated due to the limited scope of man's knowledge, Dr John Faustus decides to sell his soul to Lucifer in order to obtain power over the demon Mephistophilis. Through this demon, Faustus is able to travel far and wide, as well as learn and perform different types of magic.
Also, what happens when Faustus tries to repent?
Faustus begins to repent that he has made a contract with the devil. Mephistophilis tries to console Faustus by telling him that heaven is not such a glorious place and that humans are more wonderful than anything in heaven. Faustus cries out for Christ to save him, and at this moment, Lucifer himself appears.
Why can't Mephistopheles provide Faustus with a wife?
Mephistopheles cannot produce a wife for Faustus because marriage is a sacrament. This shows that god has more power then Satan.