"Faust" in Context Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"Faust" in Context
Examines von J.W. Goethe's play, "Faust" in the context of the Enlightenment.
# 31925 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 29, 2003 in English (Analysis) , History (European - 18th Century) , Literature (German)

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play, "Faust" provides a valuable allegory of Geothe's beliefs and values in his historical context of Enlightenment. Written just after the French Revolution, there are parallels that can be drawn regarding the role of religion in society, suggesting Goethe was influenced by the anti-dogma writings of Voltaire and Rousseau.

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