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  1. Romantic Heroes in Literature

  2. Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe • 1749-1832 • Principle writer to rebel against Neoclassicism • Strum & Drang 1773 • Faust

  3. Faust background • 16th century German legend • Sold soul to devil for infinite knowledge of personal experience • Retold many times

  4. Christopher Marlow • 1564-1593 • Turns into a tragedy • Competition for Shakespeare

  5. Goethe’s Faust • 1770-1832 • Guaranteed appeal • Quintessential literary romantic hero • Formal Elements

  6. Part 1 Destiny of Western Culture Wager between God and Mephistopheles Part 2 Human suffering, culture and redemption “Eternal Feminine” - Gretchen Faust Key Points