Essay Topic 1
In Act II, the two students Famulus and Baccalaureus represent two different world views and academic ideologies. Using specific textual evidence and examples compare and contrast these two attitudes towards learning; be sure to describe which view Goethe advocates as being correct (through the use of Mephistopheles) and how this could be a reflection of an overarching message in Faust.
Essay Topic 2
Describe how the Christian conception of good and evil is contrasted with the conception of good and evil as held by the Greeks in the novel. Use specific textual examples to illustrate the different stances and beliefs of these two paradigms.
Essay Topic 3
Selecting at least two formal elements of the novel, write an essay about how Goethe employs literary devices to enhance the moral of Faust Part II. Make sure and use specific textual examples to illustrate how these devices function.
Essay Topic 4
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