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Goethe's Interruption in the Cave
Faust goes to be with nature after he is given the potion by the witch to look young again. Then he sees Helen (or Gretchen in the mirror).
Who wrote Doctor Faustus?
Christopher Marlowe
How was Doctor Faustus personality in Marlowe's version?
greedy, nonresponsible, selfish, Lutheran, a symbol of modern science, professor
How was the pact created in Marlowe's version?
By Faust, he wrote a contract and called Mephistopheles
How was the pact created in Goethe's version?
It was first created between God and Mephistopheles, God said he could do anything he wanted with Faust but God would win. Then Mephistopheles came to Faust and offered him a deal.
Goethe's Faust had...
a thirst for knowledge and power, becomes a hero, challenges religious authority, was a professor, optimistic, positive,
Who is Gretchen in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus?
Helen, a woman who lured Doctor Faustus in to hell.
Franz Schubert
musician (piano) version added movement to Gretchen's spinning wheel and the piano spends to represent the spinning wheel.
Hector Berlioz version of Gretchen's Chamber
French version: (Song and Poetry) Gretchen is not at the spinning wheel, the poetry is more complex (not simple), has more of an ARCH shape.
Grendened's version of Gretchen in the Chamber
screen-play from the 1960's. A monolouge.
Goethe's Dedication
Goethe dedicated his book to himself. He said his past seems like his existence and his present seems so distant. Reminised on the memories of people who were then dead, but helped him get to where he is now. Dedication appeals to time (once more). Publishing the book as a memoir of all writings he published.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Goethe was from Germany, was an advisor, court official, in the army, traveling, playwright, writer
Goethe Prelude
talked about the nature of theatre. Told the audience a little about the setup behind the scenes of the movie. 1. The Director-wants money (needs the play to be very entertaining). The success of the play is measured on how much money it makes. 2. The poet- a very passionate person about her work. Loves to write and does it not for the money but for the love of writing. 3. Merry Person- was not like the poet or the director. He was a silly guy who did not care. He just wants to make the play entertaining and funny. Make it for the enjoyment of the crowd. Not money and passion.
1st Striving in Goethe's Prelude
The director talks about striving. To him writing a play is a form of striving if you put your all into writing the play, people may not appreciate it.
Goethe's Prologue in Heaven
A conversation between Mephistopheles and God. Mephistopheles makes a mockery of people on earth. God has not sense of humor. Example of Humanity which is earth' s little God. Mephistopheles is telling Goad about how people on earth have never changed. He says humans think they are smart but they aren't. God ask Mephistopheles if he knew Faust. Mephistopheles says yes, but he doesn't serve you like he should. God says Faust is a good guy. Mephistopheles challenges God. God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who will get Faust. God says even Faust knows his true welfare. Meaning that Faust will turn to God. And God will win.
2nd Striving in Goethe's Prologue in Heaven
God says if Faust is not striving he is not living therefore, God claims a win on Faust.
Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Dr. Faustus was a theologian, was greedy, didn't like life, but was afraid of death. Was selfish , non responsible. Was a Lutheran, a symbol of modern science.
Marlowe's Dr. Faustus Pact (1967)
Dr. Faustus invited Mephistopheles and Mephistopheles did his job in encouraging Faust to do things wrong. Mephistopheles did not want to harm Faust, was very emotional, To follow the rules, Mephistopheles told Faust that if he wanted to do anything he wanted, he had to have a written contract signed in Faust blood. Bells in the movie signifies as time. Midnight curfew. By midnight he will be damned and go to hell. Mephistopheles first appeared as a skull/worms and a monk. Helen was his dreamboat, tempted him, Faust got closer and closer and was sent to hell. Helen was the devil.
Goethe's Faust
had a thirst for knowledge and power, becomes a hero, the character of Faust tries things for himself. The character of Faust challenges religious authority, religious people say his work is satanic or immoral, very optimistic positive, has a happy ending, the author had sympathy for him
Thomas Mond Faust
Anti Goethe's Faust, Faust is pessimistic, negative
Color in Marlowe's Dr. Faustus
colors were neon purple, dark blue, red evil and depressing. Helen wore silver and white to represent royalty or to play her role. In the end Heleln was green like a snake (Lusfer) and the background was bright red in hell. All white when they were with the monks. Faust mocked them. Picked on the worker or royalty, created horns on his head.
Marlowe's Dr. Faustus wanted
Mephistopheles to "make him immortal." Faust signed his soul to hell. Was constantly tempted by God to repent. Had three servants who represented Dr. Faustus conscious.
Significant Facts in Goethe's Faust
1. Space (geographic, architectural ). 2. Time (teaching for 10 years). 3. Color- (wants to experience nature and stuck in the indoor life. 4. Line- he is after the sprit of the earth.
Goethe's Wagner
Faust assistant wanted to be like Faust
Goethe's significant Colors
Green- for hope White- for sun, for purity. Blue- for assurance, confidence. Scarlet (dark red) Gold (fragrance) Wine Red (for incarnadine).
Goethe's Faust Office
Was high volted, gothic looking space. Had dark architecture but loved light. Had medieval and a Romanesque feel to it.
Goethe's Mephistopheles
Mephistopheles sought Faust while he was happy to win the bet with God. Mephistopheles had to knock three times before he could come in there and talk to Faust.
The poodle, Wagner and Mephistopheles 2nd walk
The poodle became restless and starting growling at Faust. The poodle was mad because Faust did not feel depressed anymore and sought nature. Then Faust refers to his office as a dungeon. Faust contentment began to go down because of the poodle. Faust says if he goes back to work, he will feel good again. He tries to translate the bible. He gets stuck on the words: in the beginning was the word. He says it should be in the beginning was the deed. The poodle then becomes excited and transforms into a huge animal. Faust tries to change it by putting a spell on it. And then the spirits of evil come down to save Mephistopheles. The Prologue in heaven is based on JOB in the bible.
Faust and Mephistopheles
Faust tries to put a spell on Mephistopheles but it dosen't work. The poodle then changes into a student that serves as an advisor. Faust questions the poodle, mephistopheles is offended. Mephistopheles is directed by God Human nature to Faust was good.
Goethe's Street/Walk/The Garden/Interruption in the Forest
At the street. Faust meets Gretchen and is happy, falls deeply in love with her. Before he meets her he gives her pearls and jewels. Gretchen's religious mother took them away from her. Because they were materialistic things. Mephistopheles shows up to at Martha's place to tell her that her husband died and she will get the benefits. Invites them both to meet with Faust. They foursome goes to the Garden. Mephistopheles is with Martha and Faust is with Gretchen or (Marguerite). Faust goes back with nature in the cave thinking about what he is about to do. Mephistopheles says "what are you doing?" Faust says stop bothering me, Mephistopheles says hw would be happy to leave him to be content. The argument goes from really loud by Franz Shubert's version. Faust calls Mephistopheles a pimp. Faust says if he gets Gretchen he will ruin her innocence. Compares Gretchen to Mary in the bible and Juliet in Shakespeare. Faust knows his actions will bring the destruction of Gretchen, but he can't stop. Mephistopheles says you are one of us now. He created the problem now Faust has to go through with it.
Gretchen's Chamber 1. (Goethe)
full of saddness, simple rhyming poem, can be sung, without music. Gretchen is at the spinning wheel going from sadness to heart-broken, non philosophical and passiontate.
Gretchen's Chamber 2. (Grendend)
It is a monologue by Gretchen a 1960's screen play. With actors, sounds like she is having an orgasm.
Gretchen's Chamber 3. (Berlioz)
His version is in french, Gretchen is not at the spinning wheel, more complex poetry, has an arch shape.
Gretchen's Chamber 4. (Schubert)
a musician did a piano German version of Gretchen in her chamber the piano span to represent Gretchen's spinning wheel. A very poor guy.
Walgupris Night's Dream (the hangover?)
-Gretchen ends up getting pregnant and killing her baby, she then goes to the dungeon, also watched her brother get beat up. Faust is sad so he demands that he and Mephistopheles go rescue Gretchen. Mephistopheles uses black magical horses to get them to the dungeon by 12 am to get Gretchen before she dies. Gretchen refused to leave and Gretchen was killed at sunrise. Angels said she was redeemed, Mephistopheles says she was condemned.
Nabil Kanso
artist from Atlanta. Did Faust office, Gretchen in the Garden, etc.
Walgupris Night's Dream 1.(Cornelius)
picture is brighter, shows the angel brightening the room, the horses melting or getting afraid, Faust grabbing at Gretchen while Gretchen prays and Mephistopheles holds Faust back. Gretchen has a crucifix, and a rosemary.
Walgupris Night's Dream 2. (Nabil Kanso)
Gretchen's dungeon looks like Faust's office (Faust described it as a dungeon surrounded by books.
Walgupris Night's Dream 3. (Delacroix)
Is more darker. Mephistopheles holds Gretchen or pulls her while Mephistopheles says come on. There is no angel.

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