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Faust. Part Two Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Faust

Faust is the subject of many medieval stories. In all of these stories, Faust sells his soul to the devil and in return receives knowledge and experience. At the end of the story, Faust's soul is taken by the devil. Many believe that these stories were based on a historical Faust who existed in Germany sometime in the 16th century, though this fact is not conclusively proven. Goethe subverts the typical Faust tale by redeeming Faust in the end. In Part I, God effectively makes a wager with the devil that the devil cannot corrupt Faust.

Faust, at this time, is a scholar and professor who is weary of his learning and aspires to greater knowledge of the universe and of man. Mephistopheles plays on this and makes a deal with Faust. He starts off his adventure falling in love with, seducing, and ultimately sending to her death...

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