This novel written originally by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and
translated by Walter Kaufmann. There are 201 pages in this novel.. This book
is a poem divided into two parts and has many adventures in it. The point of
view is from the writer of the play, 3rd person narration. The theme of this
novel is Don't always take the easy way out of things because in the end you
will pay for them.
This novel starts off with Mephisto the Devil asking God to be able to
tempt a scholar named Faust. Mephisto talks with angels and God. Mephisto tells
God that Faust is loyal to him but will no be for long. Mephisto is going to
take Faust from him. Faust is sitting in his study most of the poem. He looks up
information to gain more knowledge. When he is looking one day through his study
he notices a book that he has never seen before. Faust takes it out and examines
it and finds out it is a book of spells, With this spell book he calls on
Mephisto. Faust finds out that Mephisto never wants to say his name just
describe his great power and plans that he can give Faust. Mephisto fails the
first time to get Faust to give in. He comes back the next day and tries again
but doesn't gain his hand in this deed. After Faust calls on Mephisto they
make a deal. Mephisto would serve Faust in this life and when Faust would die he
would come to hell and help Mephisto in return for giving Faust all this power.
Faust agrees and this is the start of the deed. Mephisto would do anything in
his power for Faust. These things that Mephisto did was to try to get Lady
Gretchen (that Faust liked dearly) to notice him. Mephisto would give Gretchen
diamonds and other assortment of jewelry to tempt her. This did not work. Over
the years of Mephisto doing all these deeds for Faust, He gained a lot of
knowledge. Faust started to get real old and very ill. He started to see ghosts
and other kinds of unnatural things in front of his eyes that he never saw
before. Over... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(1999, 10). Faust: Book Review. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 10, 1999, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Faust-Book-Review-4556.html
"Faust: Book Review" StudyMode.com. 10 1999. 10 1999 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Faust-Book-Review-4556.html>.
"Faust: Book Review." StudyMode.com. 10, 1999. Accessed 10, 1999. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Faust-Book-Review-4556.html.