Faust Setting & Symbolism

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Heaven/Hell

Heaven and Hell are the final resting places for souls that have left their human forms after death. Unlike many famous pieces of literature, the existence of Heaven and Hell is never questioned.

Heaven is painted as being the ultimate paradise. There is no suffering, pain or misery. This is the home of God the Creator, a place where the streets are paved with gold and angels sing while playing harps. It is the ideal concept of Utopia. Hell, on the other hand, is often depicted as being a fiery pit where tormented souls must relive their tortured lives throughout eternity while being forced to do Mephisto's will.

The Prelude in Heaven details the deal made between the Lord and Mephistopheles. At the time, Heaven is the home of the Heavenly Host and all related entities including the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and the archangels Michael, Gabriel...

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