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Alex Fafara Instructor: Dr . Elizabeth Brunazzi Intro to Myth, Section 1 Response Paper 11/9/11 It took me quite a while to read through all of the text given to us on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Faust . In the portion labeled as “Faust’s Study,” I first saw the name Mephistopheles . I noticed in the prompt that the character is also referred to as “Mephisto,” which is a character I know from Marvel Comics as the devil and Lord of the Underworld . While the Mephisto that I am used to is the superhuman devil, a large, red, evil demon and tempter of the most dangerous heroes and villains in the Marvel universe, the Mephistopheles that he was based off was portrayed differently . In lines 1320-1325, Goethe describes Mephistopheles as a “Medieval wandering student .” I know this is to bring down Faust’s guard because he was worried about being descended upon by creatures from hell, and so a disguise as someone who will appeal to Faust will gain Mephistopheles access . Goethe then has Mephistopheles describe himself, saying
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course COMP LIT 244 taught by Professor Elizabethbrunazzi during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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