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READING PROJECT: Goethe's Faust: Part I Instructions: In an effort to better understand the language and action of the play, produce a condensed narrative version of the play. Much of your narrative version will consist of brief summaries of each scene which identify the characters involved, the settings, and important action. However, the instructor has identified key passages which you must "translate" as accurately as you can into lucid, simple, everyday English. Follow the breakdown of the play provided below as you prepare your narrative. Also, answer the discussion questions provided for each scene. By the way, this project will replace your analyzes and journal entries on Faust. "Prologue in Heaven" Translations: Lines 59-105 (Pact between the Lord and Mephistopheles) Lines 83-89 (What the Lord says will result from Mephistopheles' efforts) Lines 102-105 (Why the Lord has given Mephistopheles to mankind) Questions: How does Mephistopheles' attitude/position differ from that of the other Archangels? What are the terms of the pact concerning Faust which Mephistopheles strikes with the Lord? Describe the relationship between the Lord and Mephistopheles as presented in the "Prologue." "Night" Translation: Lines 116-129 (Faust's opening monologue in which Faust expresses his dilemma) Questions: What is Faust's problem? How does Faust respond to the Earth-Spirit and why? How does Faust feel about his student/assistant Wagner? "Outside the City Gate" Translations: Lines 800-834 (Faust's account of the plague) Lines 889-904 (The two souls which dwell within Faust) Questions: Contrast Faust's and Wagner's responses to/attitudes toward the populace. Why do the people revere Faust? Why does Faust feel that he does not deserve their reverence? Contrast Faust's and Wagner's response to the dog. Then, explain why their responses are different. "Faust's Study I" Translations: Lines 996-1025 (Faust's attempt to translate St. John 1:1) Lines 1129-1175 (Mephistopheles explains who/what he is) Questions: Why is the dog so restless? Why does the dog attempt to distract Faust from his "lofty" concerns? Explain Faust's attempt to translate the Greek word Logos. Explain Mephistopheles account of who/what he is. Why can Mephistopheles not leave Faust's chamber? How does he finally "escape"? "Faust's Study II" Translations: Lines 1473-1494 (The pact agreed to by Faust and Mephistopheles) Lines 1523-1618 (What Mephistopheles will give Faust and what Faust wants) Lines 1636-1653 (What Mephistopheles actually expects to happen) Questions: What are Mephistopheles' terms? (1413-1437) What are Faust's terms? (1473-1493) Why does Mephistopheles insist on a written contract? (1496-1522) What is it Faust wants and why? (1547-1558) What does Mephistopheles say that he is going to do to Faust? (1636-1653) "Auerbach's Keller in Leipzig" Question: Why does Goethe retain this scene from the early versions of the Faust legend? "Witch's Kitchen" Translations: Lines 2151-2168 (The natural way to remain young) Lines 2233-2244 (The image in the mirror) Lines 2286-2308 (Mephistopheles' changed appearance) Questions: What is the natural way to stay young, and why does Faust reject it? (2151-2168) Why can Mephistopheles not brew the elixir of youth? (2169-2181) What does Faust see in the witch's mirror? (2233-2244) Why has Mephistopheles changed his appearance so that the witch does not recognize him? (2286-2308) "A Street" Question: Why does Faust fall for Gretchen? ("Witch's Kitchen" 2403-2406; "A Street" 2407-2420) "Evening" Questions: Comment on Faust's and Mephistopheles' clandestine visit to Gretchen's room. What is Faust's response to her room? What does Gretchen sense when she returns to her room, and why does she feel this way? "Out Walking" Questions: What do we learn about Gretchen's mother? What do we learn about the clergy/church? "The Neighbor's House" Questions: What do we learn about Marthe? What is Marthe's relationship with and attitude toward her husband? "A Street" Question: Why does Faust agree to bear false witness concerning the death of Marthe's husband? "A Garden" and "A Summerhouse" Question: How does Gretchen explain her initial response to Faust when he first greeted her on the street? "A Cavern in the Forest" Translation: Lines 3034-3071 (The Exalted Spirit and Faust's infernal companion) Questions: What is Faust's response to the Exalted Spirit's two gifts: nature / Mephistopheles? Who/What is the Exalted Spirit to which he speaks? What role does Mephistopheles play in this scene? "Gretchen's Room" Question: What is Gretchen's state of mind in this scene? "Marthe's Garden" Translation: Lines 3237-3296 (Faust's faith) Questions: What is Gretchen's concern about Faust's religion? What is Faust's position with regard to religion as expressed in this scene? How does Gretchen respond to Mephistopheles? "At the Well" and "The City Wall" Question: What is Gretchen's state of mind in these two scenes? "Night" Questions: Contrast Valentine's previous and current feelings about his sister Gretchen. Is the killing of Valentine murder or self-defense? Is Valentine's condemnation of Gretchen just or justifiable? "The Cathedral" Question: What is Gretchen's state of mind in this scene? "Walpurgis Night" and "Walpurgis Night's Dream" Questions: What is the Walpurgis Night? Where and when does it occur? What is going on here? What is/are the purpose(s) of these scenes? "An Overcast Day. A Field" Questions: What is Faust's state of mind in this scene? Why is this scene in prose rather than poetry? "Night. Open Country" Question: What is the function of this scene? "A Prison" Questions: Why is Gretchen in the dungeon, and what is going to happen to her? What is Gretchen's state of mind in this scene? Why does Faust abandon Gretchen? Why is Gretchen saved?
READING PROJECT: Goethe's Faust: Part I Instructions: In an effort to better understand the language and action of the play, produce a condensed narrative version of the play. Much of your narrative version will consist of brief summaries of each scene which identify the characters involved, the settings, and important action.
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