It gathers together references from Christian, medieval, , eastern, and poetry, philosophy, and literature.
In Goethe's drama, and many subsequent versions of the story, Mephistopheles helps Faust seduce a beautiful and innocent girl, usually named Gretchen, whose life is ultimately destroyed when she gives birth to Faust's bastard son.
Originally titled Action Faust, it is an interpretation of the tale from the Devil's perspective.
The origin of Faust's name and persona remains unclear.
A depiction of the scene in which he subordinates himself to the Devil appears on the north of the.
Faust and his Devil pass through and manipulate the world of politics and the world of the classical gods, and meet with the personification of beauty.
Related tales about a pact between man and the Devil include the plays Dutch, early 16th century, author unknown , German, early 17th century, by and Irish legend of unknown origin believed by some to be taken from the French play Les marchands d'âmes.
A five-song, modern interpretation of.