Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the pleasing landscape that Faust finds himself in at the beginning of this work (Act I).
In the beginning of Act I, Faust finds himself in a beautiful pleasing landscape that resembles a Swiss alpine meadow and is surrounded by incredible vistas of the mountains and countryside.
2. How does Mephistopheles become the new fool to the emperor?
Mephistopheles becomes the new fool the emperor after the previous fool falls down the stairs and dies. Mephistopheles immediately presents himself out of nowhere as the new fool, and the emperor who is only bent on entertainment accepts him without question.
3. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?
In Scene 2, the Chancellor says that the judge who cannot punish crime is no better than the criminal because he is shielding him with this lack of remonstration. The chancellor is speaking only thinly veiled about the emperor who does not take an active hand in solving the problems of his kingdom.
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