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faust-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe_v5Faust, Part 1, Scene 2: Outside the Town Gatewo souls live in me, alas, Irreconcilable with one another.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Faust Adaptations from Marlowe to Aboudoma and Markland edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons, Goethes Faust: Its Genesis and Purport by Eudo Colecestra Mason, Tate.orgCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Many consider Goethe Germanys greatest writer and Faust his quintessential work. He wrote the first version in his early 20s and revised and expanded it until shortly before his death. In Faust Goethe explored much of what fascinated him—alchemy, politics, and the human soul.JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE17491832AuthorSymbols NatureSymbolizes freedom and redemptionWomenEmbody goodness and divinityFaust's Study & Wagners LabRepresent life removed from the real worldFaustby the NumbersCentury the real-life Faust was born in GermanyDecades from when Goethe first started working on Faust to when the last part was publishedRenowned artists directly influenced by Goethe's Theory of Colours: Wassily Kandinsky and J.M.W. TurnerYear the first book about the Faust legend was published by an unknown author158715th~62Pursuit of KnowledgeFaust learns that true knowledge does not come from books but from living.ImprisonmentFor the characters, a prison is not bars and walls but a state of mind. Sin & RedemptionNo character is free of sin, but redemption comes to those who keep striving.ThemesFaustRevered scholar; bored and looking for fulfillmentGretchenVillage girl; innocent but alluringHelenHelen of Troy; the most desired woman in Greek mythologyMephistophelesThe Devil; witty, jaded, and full of himselfLordThe Lord of Heaven; gentle, tolerant old fellowREDEEMSRIVALSLOVESIGN CONTRACTREJECTSMARRYThe Lord doesn’t believe the Devil can corrupt Fausts soul, but the Devil bets he can. Things look promising for the Devil when he learns Faust is bored with the life of a scholar. Faust wants to live life to the fullest, and he’ll do anything to experience iteven sign away his soul to the Devil.A Pact with the DevilMAIN CHARACTERSGermanOriginal Language1808, 1832Years PublishedJohann Wolfgang von GoetheAuthorAllegoryPlayFaust

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