Faust. First Part - By A Shrine Inside The Town Wall, Night. The Street Outside Gretchen's Door, and A Cathedral Summary & Analysis

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By A Shrine Inside The Town Wall, Night. The Street Outside Gretchen's Door, and A Cathedral Summary

Gretchen bows before an icon of the Virgin Mary and begs mercy for her crimes. She acknowledges that Mary is one who can understand her pain. Gretchen cries ceaselessly for her sins. In the following scene Gretchen begins to realize the results of her actions. Gretchen's brother, Valentine, is distraught when he learns what has happened to his sister. As Valentine stands in the street outside Gretchen's house, he hears Faust and Mephistopheles approach. Faust has come to visit Gretchen and has brought her a new necklace. Valentine moves to protect his sister's honor and is killed during a sword fight between himself, and Mephistopheles and Faust. Before he dies Valentine tell his...

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