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Analysis of Goethe's and Marlowe's Faust Stories
Overview of Goethe's and Marlowe's Faust story.
# 131595 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (English) , Literature (German)


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This paper analyzes and examines Marlowe's and Goethe's versions of the Faust story, which are described as two very different works of literature by two very different writers. The paper explores three areas of difference: story structure, the role of Gretchen, and theology. Additionally, the paper notes that there is no exact way to decide why different writers deal with similar subjects in such widely varying approaches.

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"Marlowe's and Goethe's versions of the Faust story are two very different works of literature by two very different writers. I will explore three main areas of difference: story structure, the role of Gretchen, and theological presuppositions. Structure: While both Marlowe's and Goethe's play are tragedies, Goethe's ends on an optimistic note, contradicting the nature of the genre itself, and in addition is a "closet drama," i.e. not intended for actual production. It is a longer and more complex work than Marlowe's, with many..."

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