Faust - The Second Part of the Tragedy Summary & Analysis

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The Second Part of the Tragedy Summary

The Second Part of the Tragedy contains omitted acts and portions.

FIRST ACT: Charming Landscape

Faust is seen in a field of flowers. Faust is restless and tired, wanting nothing more than to sleep. A group of spirits gathers around and sing while Faust sleeps.

Ariel chants: "You who surround his head in airy beauty

Prepare to do the elfins' noblest duty:

Relieve the bitter conflict in his heart,

Remove the burning arrows of remorse,

And cleanse his mine of memories that smart."

(Act One, p. 423)

FIFTH ACT: Open Country

A wanderer approaches a small cottage on a hilltop. The wanderer is surprised at the beauty he sees where there was once nothing but water and swampy land. The wanderer recalls staying at the cottage many years ago when he was saved by...

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