By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Faust is the protagonist of a vintage German legend. he's a pupil who's hugely profitable but disenchanted together with his existence, so he makes a pact with the satan, changing his soul for limitless wisdom and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the foundation for plenty of literary, creative, cinematic, and musical works that experience reinterpreted it during the a long time. Faust and the adjective Faustian indicate a scenario during which an bold individual surrenders ethical integrity in an effort to in achieving energy and luck for a delimited time period. The Faust of early books—as good because the ballads, dramas, videos, and puppet-plays which grew out of them—is irrevocably damned simply because he prefers human to divine wisdom; "he laid the Holy Scriptures at the back of the door and below the bench, refused to be known as health professional of Theology, yet most well liked to be styled health professional of Medicine". performs and comedian puppet theatre loosely in keeping with this legend have been renowned all through Germany within the sixteenth century, usually decreasing Faust and Mephistopheles to figures of vulgar enjoyable. the tale was once popularised in England through Christopher Marlowe, who gave it a vintage remedy in his play, The Tragical historical past of health practitioner Faustus. In Goethe's transforming of the tale 2 hundred years later, Faust turns into a disappointed highbrow who yearns for "more than earthly meat and drink" in his existence.

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Ami, jouons, de grâce ! Pauvre, je ne suis rien, Mais, si j'avais du bien, J'obtiendrais une belle place. MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS Comme il s'estimerait heureux, le singe, s'il pouvait seulement mettre à la loterie ! ) LE CHAT Voici le monde : La boule ronde Monte et descend, Creuse et légère, Qui, comme verre, Craque et se fend: Fuis, cher enfant! Cette parcelle Dont l'étincelle Te plaît si fort... Donne la mort! MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS Dites, à quoi sert ce crible ? LE CHAT (le ramasse) Il rend l'âme aux yeux visible: Ne serais-tu pas un coquin ?

BRANDER (à Siebel) Et j'ai le tien dans la main ! FAUST, MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS ALTMAYER FAUST C'est un coup à vous rompre les membres. Apportez un siège, je tombe en défaillance. Tout cet étrange appareil de sorcellerie me répugne; quelles jouissances peux-tu me promettre au sein de cet 70 71 amas d'extravagances? Quels conseils attendre d'une vieille femme ? Et y a-t-il dans cette cuisine quelque breuvage qui puisse m'ôter trente ans de dessus le corps ? Malheur à moi, si tu ne sais rien de mieux! J'ai déjà perdu toute espérance.

Si divine ! La cabane devient par toi riche comme le ciel. Et là... ) Quelles délices cruelles s'emparent de moi! Je pourrais ici couler des 85 heures entières. Nature ! ici, tu faisais rêver doucement cet ange incarné. Ici reposait cette enfant, dont le sang palpitait d'une vie nouvelle ; et ici, avec un saint et pur frémissement, se formait cette image de Dieu. Et toi, qui t'y a conduit ? De quels sentiments te trouvestu agité? Que veux-tu ici? Pourquoi ton cœur se serret-il?... Malheureux Faust, je ne te reconnais plus !

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