Essay Topic 1
What is meta-theater? How is meta-theater used in "Faust"? Describe the scene or scenes in which this concept is present and how it affects the characters. What purpose does it serve, and how does it frame the rest of the play? Does it alter the mood of the play at all? If so, how? How do these moments of meta-theater change the readers perceptions of the play?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss God and Mephistopheles in the following format:
Part 1) Their similarities and differences.
Part 2) Their relationship and how it affects the world.
Part 3) Their differing opinions on the human race.
Part 4) Their relationships with their followers.
Part 5) Their methods of balancing each others' influence and power.
Part 6) The subversion of good versus evil.
Essay Topic 3
What significance does the Easter holiday play in "Faust"? How do the hymnals affect the titular character and why...
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