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Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Learn how and when to remove this template message Faust is bored and depressed with his life as a scholar.
After an attempt to take his own life, he calls on the Devil for further knowledge and magic powers with which to indulge all the pleasure and knowledge of the world.
In response, the Devil's representative, Mephistophelesappears.
He makes a bargain with Faust: Mephistopheles will serve Faust with his magic powers for a set number of years, but at the end of the term, the Devil will claim Faust's soul, and Faust will be eternally enslaved. During the term of the bargain, Faust makes use of Mephistopheles in various ways.
In many versions of the story, particularly Goethe's drama, Mephistopheles helps Faust seduce a beautiful and innocent girl, usually named Gretchen, whose life is ultimately destroyed when she gives birth to Faust's bastard son.
Realizing this unholy act, she drowns the child, and is held for murder. However, Gretchen's innocence saves her in the end, and she enters Heaven after execution. In Goethe's rendition, Faust is saved by God via his constant striving—in combination with Gretchen's pleadings with God in the form of the eternal feminine.
However, in the early tales, Faust is irrevocably corrupted and believes his sins cannot be forgiven; when the term ends, the Devil carries him off to Hell. The Polish folklore legend bears many similarities to the story of Faust. Hans Jonas writes, "surely few admirers of Marlowe's and Goethe's plays have an inkling that their hero is the descendant of a gnostic sectary and that the beautiful Helen called up by his art was once the fallen Thought of God through whose raising mankind was to be saved.
Here, a saintly figure makes a bargain with the keeper of the infernal world but is rescued from paying his debt to society through the mercy of the Blessed Virgin.
The Polish story seems to have originated at roughly the same time as its German counterpart, yet It is unclear whether the two tales have a common origin or influenced each other.
The first known printed source of the legend of Faust is a small chapbook bearing the title Historia von D. Johann Faustenpublished in The book was re-edited and borrowed from throughout the 16th century.
Other similar books of that period include: Das Wagnerbuch Dr. Locations linked to the story[ edit ] Staufena town in the extreme southwest of Germany, claims to be where Faust died c.
The only historical source for this tradition is a passage in the Chronik der Grafen von Zimmern, which was written around25 years after Faust's presumed death. These chronicles are generally considered reliable, and in the 16th century there were still family ties between the lords of Staufen and the counts of Zimmern in nearby Donaueschingen.
This has led to a measure of speculation as to where precisely his story is set. Christopher Marlowe used this work as the basis for his more ambitious play, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus published c.
Goethe's Faust[ edit ] Another important version of the incredible legend is the play Faustwritten by the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
The first part, which is the one more closely connected to the earlier legend, was published inthe second posthumously in The long road. As I’m sure anyone who’s ever found themselves in a similar situation will attest, unexpected surprises are something that come with the territory of old school restoration projects.
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