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Comments On Faust Part III

Comments On Faust Part III

Continuing with the Prologue in Heaven, the archangel, Michael, utters these words: And rival tempests roar and shatter, From sea to land, from land to sea Here, I think we have yet another picture of man the microcosm. Goethe is presenting a view of the nature of man that would later become popular in the guise of Freud’s psychoanalysis, and Jung’s analytical psychology. Goethe is describing man as a being whose life-experience is characterized by “rival tempests.” The human experience…

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