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Faust a figure defined by the characters in which he interacts In Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Faust first part Faust is a famous character of self-inflicted tragedy The characters such as Mephistopholes Wagner and Gretchen imply those feelings impulses needs and wants that many may face during a lifetime Goethes story of Faust illustrates an interesting path that one may follow at a universal point where we feel we do not know our purpose and feel pinned down by the sadness of the seemingly impossible satisfaction of life The story appeals to all who read it It shows that feelings of loneliness and unfulfilment are timeless and take many forms Lust is personified by Gretchen temptation by Mephisto and the past by Wagner Each character slyly describes pieces to the Faust puzzle All together the story seemingly resembles that of a very complicated fairy taleEach character of Faust plays an intense role in Fausts life however brief Of the most intense is of course Mephistopholes the devil This devil is for the first time comical in literature and is quickly understood Mephisto takes the opportunity to test Faust with Gods permission to find if he will betray him At this same time Faust is contemplating suicide and angry and curious at what he cannot learn He has become a respected learned intimidating person He feels all that he has learned has done nothing for him and wants desperately to learn unearthly things like those in the spirit world He is severely unhappy with who he is and where he has come to be like so many of this world today He personifies the point at which people sit and wonder where to go next and what to believe or to even believe at all Each human being wants to know the far-reaching points of the universe and looks upon God as an aggravating puzzle Faust is this person Mephisto is temptation towards evil things
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