Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540). In England ist was popularised by Christopher Marlowe's play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, which was written around 1587. In Germany, it became well known namely through Goethe's Faust. Here Faust is shown as a man eternally striving out of his individual I, who, despite his pact with Mephistopheles and all the resulting misdeeds, can - unlike in the original legend - finally be redeemed.
Pages in category "Faust"
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