Faust: an alluring masterpiece that encompasses humanity in nature, digging into the essence of soul to unveil magic, devilishness, thrill and earthen lust. Faust, a legendary play, was written over a span of more than sixty years by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in eighteenth century Germany and wasn’t published until after his death.
During those years, Goethe sought to exemplify the phenomenal human occurrence in a completely new light: the shadow of the heart. He utilized the melancholy of existence in a metasensory fashion. Goethe sewed together words that planted themselves as seeds in me. Those seeds inspired my writing, sprouted my creativity and opened my eyes a slight more to what is around me.
He takes the reader along for the story of Faust, a ride through pieces of his creation and destruction. A beautiful poetry-esque layout and flowing, powerfully ironic words are displayed from beginning to end.
During the prologue in heaven, Mephistopheles, who represents the devil, makes a bet that he can corrupt the faithful Faust of Earth. Faust is a restless striver who has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and experience but has been lacking amusement from life. So descends Mephistopheles, who agrees to serve Faust until the instant he reaches the zenith of human content, at which point the devil may have his soul.The two travel around town, meeting fine ladies who lure their interest like sirens tempt seamen. They dally through some sunny day and Faust finds himself caught up in debauchery. They find themselves mountain-top, and delving into a gathering of witches. Their interactions are deliberate and connective; their experiences pan out with a majestic force and leave the reader so satisfied they end up craving more.