Faust, Parts 1 and 2 (Cliffs Notes) by Robert J. Milch

By Robert J. Milch

This dramatic poem in components is Goethe's maximum paintings. The poem is predicated at the legend of a guy who sells his soul to the satan and bargains with the man's feel of alienation and his have to come to phrases with the area because it is.

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Commentary The discussion on the origin of mountains is based on geological theories current in Goethe's time, but also illustrates the theme of order arising out of chaos, which is the symbolic meaning of Faust's land reclamation project. " His intense desire to reclaim the useless lands that are submerged beneath the sea is based on a moral aversion to inactivity and sterility. This new plan of Faust's is an important confirmation of God's optimistic view of human nature in the "Prologue in Heaven" and reflects a significant change in his outlook.

Typical Romantic poets in English literature include Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley. An extreme form of this movement known as Sturm und Drang ("Storm and Stress") existed in Germany for several decades and found expression in a great outburst of literary activity. It was marked by a general mood of rebellion against convention and constraint of all kinds, by impetuosity and a strong belief in the validity of natural emotions and feelings. While still a young man Goethe was hailed as the leader of this movement after the publication of his novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, in 1774.

Next Euphorion tries to climb a tall cliff in an effort to reach the greatest possible heights and survey the entire world. He does not heed the warnings of the chorus or his parents that such a rash attempt to grasp the ultimate so early in life will only result in his destruction. Danger, he replies, is a necessary and exhilarating part of life. Euphorion reaches the top of the cliff and hurls himself off, in an ecstasy of Romantic enthusiasm. For a moment he remains suspended in air, then falls to his death.

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