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First part of Faust

together with the prose translation, notes, and appendices of Abraham Hayward

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        LC Classifications1892
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        Paginationxvi, 82 p. :
        Number of Pages68
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Mephistopheles then takes Faust to a witch who gives him a potion to make him appear younger. Her refusal to escape is based on her acknowledgment of responsibility for her acts and her acceptance of God's law. Summary Assisted by Mephistopheles, Faust makes his way to Gretchen's cell. This is the end of the first part of the tragedy, a portion of a larger work but at the same time complete in itself.

She prays for divine mercy: Judgment of God! Faust agrees with the exception that Mephistopheles must present him with something that makes him want to live. At the conclusion of the play she is being held in prison for her crimes.


Thus, the resolution of Faust's struggle with his soul is in doubt, but a passionate and moving love story has come to a tragic end. I have given myself to Thee!

Gretchen's mother is also killed when she is given an overdose of a sleeping potion by Gretchen. He is at the point of suicide when his faith is bolstered by the songs of the Easter celebration. Gretchen is granted salvation by God's grace the voice from Heaven because her crimes were the result of inexperience and her motives were never sinful or impure. Mephistopheles tells Faust to come at once or share Gretchen's doom, for, he says, "she is condemned!

As Faust enjoys his renewed faith, he encounters a black poodle. She knows she cannot evade punishment for her crimes and foresees no peace except that of the grave. This section contains 407 words approx.


His one desire becomes to make this girl his own. Gretchen recognizes the devil and fears he has come for her. The state of Faust's soul is uncertain. During a meeting between the Lord and Mephistopheles, the Lord offers Mephistopheles a challenge to try to draw Faust away from service to the Lord.

" showing his continued alienation, heightened now by the slight experience he has had with love and true spirituality: At this point, though, Faust is unable to apply his new knowledge to himself and still hopes to satisfy the craving of his empty soul through temporal achievements brought about with the devil's help.

Faust, however, has still not found happiness or fulfillment in life, and is not sufficiently purged of sinfulness to terminate his alliance with the devil. Faust knows now first part of Faust he cannot find himself through uninhibited sensuality, but he must taste all the world has to offer before he learns that only in God lies human fulfillment.