Faust - Prologue in Heaven Summary & Analysis

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Prologue in Heaven Summary

The Prologue in Heaven takes place between the Lord, Heavenly Hosts, Mephistopheles, and the Three Archangels - Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael.

The Archangels, Gabriel, Michael and Raphael tell of a great battle between God and Mephisto during which the seas rage, Eden turns dark, and there is devastation. Yet the Lord prevails and all cherish the mild and glorious day.

Mephisto says that God likes to see him in such a way, and although God acts as if he is being friendly, he is clearly asserting his power over Mephisto. Mephisto believes that if God knew how to enjoy his pain he would do so.

"My pathos would be sure to make you laugh,

Were laughing not a habit you've unlearned,

Of suns and worlds I know nothing to say;

I only see how men live in dismay."

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