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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the emperor sign at the end of Act IV?
2. Who does Faust claim sent him to the emperor?
3. Who pardons Lynceus?
4. Which God, does Mephistopheles tell the creation myth of to the chorus in Act III?
5. Who is attempting to take the kingdom of the emperor in Act IV?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel Faust's views of his purpose and striving change drastically; however, Mephistopheles views of his purpose remain somewhat the same. Discuss the dichotomy of how these view differ and how they reflect upon the character that holds them.
Essay Topic 2
One of the strongest literary tools employed by Goethe in Faust is the use of foreshadowing. Give examples of where Goethe has employed foreshadowing and discuss in detail how this use of foreshadowing furthered the plot, developed character, or strengthened a theme.
Essay Topic 3
Goethe relies heavily on classical myths and legends that are already established to point out a certain truth or moral. Identify at least two classical myths incorporated by Goethe into his work and discuss how he utilized these to strengthen his only establishment of an overarching moral.
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