Faust. First Part - A Gloomy Day. Open Country, Night. In Open Country and A Prison Summary & Analysis

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A Gloomy Day. Open Country, Night. In Open Country and A Prison Summary

Faust rebukes Mephistopheles as he learns about Gretchen's pregnancy and her imprisonment. He first commands Mephistopheles to set Gretchen free. When he learns this is not possible he asks Mephistopheles to take him to Gretchen so he can set her free himself. Mephistopheles agrees saying that if Faust frees Gretchen he can carry them both to safety. In the next brief scene Faust and Mephistopheles watch as a guild of witches performs a ritual over the gallows where Gretchen is to be killed.

In the final scene of the play Faust goes to see Gretchen in prison with the intent of setting her free. Faust listens as Gretchen sings a meaningless song intended to help her determine who caused her current...

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