Goethe's Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The easiest translation of Faust on hand, this quantity offers the unique German textual content and its English counterpart on dealing with pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic attractiveness and rhythm in addition to the advanced intensity of Goethe's language. contains half One and decisions from half .

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12 I Faust and philosophy. Be-ing a philosopher, I ha~e leaned over backward ill. be. ~njoyed and discussed without recourse to philosophy. I have emphasized Goethe"s d~patagement of ideas and suggested. that the play is impressive and rewarding if it is read, first of all,for its magnificent character studies. " This is surely the main reason why the play has often been compared with the great epics of Homer and Dante. The signm;. cance of man"s quest, efforts, and existence is part of the subject matter of the drama.

ARCllBISBOP: The desecrated region where all these sins were done Must be turned over now to serVe the Holy One. In rnymihd's eye, the walls leap up like flames of fire, The sun's rays, when he rises, aheady hit the choir; The church now forms a cross and grows into the sky, The faithful are delighted, the nave grows long and high; And through the mighty portal, they stream in pious legions, As for the mst time now the bell peals through these regions; It sounds from the high tower, they seek God's altitude, Repentant comes the sinner to find his life renewed.

The Foothills (lines 10,345-;10,782): Here the Emperor and his generalissimo are soon joined by Faust and the Three Mighty Ones. After the three are dispatched, Mephisto enters. In the end, Faust and Mephisto win the battle by magic. 3. The rival emperors tent (lines '10,783-11,04~): The end of this scene may be reproduced without omission because it is the part of the play that Goethe finished last. Having been written after the end of Act Five, it leaves no doubt about Goethe's unchanged attitude toward the church.

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