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Faust
     

Faust

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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 

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Faust takes place in multiple settings, the first of which is Heaven. Mephistopheles makes a bet with God: he says that he can lure God's favourite human being (Faust), who is striving to learn everything that can be known, away from righteous pursuits. The next scene takes place in Faust's study where Faust, despairing at the vanity of scientific, humanitarian

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Faust takes place in multiple settings, the first of which is Heaven. Mephistopheles makes a bet with God: he says that he can lure God's favourite human being (Faust), who is striving to learn everything that can be known, away from righteous pursuits. The next scene takes place in Faust's study where Faust, despairing at the vanity of scientific, humanitarian and religious learning, turns to magic for the showering of infinite knowledge. He suspects, however, that his attempts are failing. Frustrated, he ponders suicide, but rejects it as he hears the echo of nearby Easter celebrations begin. He goes for a walk with his assistant Wagner and is followed home by a stray poodle (the term then meant a medium-to-big-size dog, similar to a sheep dog).

In Faust's study, the poodle transforms into the devil (Mephistopheles). Faust makes an arrangement with the devil: the devil will do everything that Faust wants while he is here on Earth, and in exchange Faust will serve the devil in Hell. Faust's arrangement is that if he is pleased enough with anything the devil gives him that he wants to stay in that moment forever, then he will die in that moment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406807530
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,372,499
Product dimensions:
0.41(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Harry Clarke (March 17, 1889 - January 6, 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator.

Bayard Taylor (January 11, 1825 - December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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