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Adam S Goit Hum 202 Faust Extra Credit Paper Opposition Goethe had a powerful influence through the use of his pen. His dramatic poem, Faust , was also an interesting source of introspection. Each of us suffers from one kind of opposition or another. One of the most prominent is the struggle between right and wrong, good vs. evil. Faust is no different from anyone else; he experiences these same internal struggles. He voices his emotions while walking with Wagner. Faust says, “By one impulse alone are you possessed, O may you never know the other! Two souls abide, alas, within my breast, and each one seeks for riddance from the other. The one clings with a dogged love and lust with clutching parts unto this present world, the other surges fiercely from the dust unto sublime ancestral fields” (1110-1117). Faust is expressing his emotions and desires pulling him apart. He is in fact explaining what the prophet of old, Lehi, was teaching when he said, “that there is an opposition in all things” (2 Nephi 2:11). Each of us must learn to decide between right and wrong. These
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 202 taught by Professor Marsden during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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