The Short Happy Life of Goethe's Faust, or Hieros Gamos as the Center of the Tragedy

14 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013

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Alexander Dobrokhotov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: March 2, 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the implications of the central episode of the second part of Faust - the story of Faust and Helen of Troy’s marriage - and shows that the episode contains a more positive concept of the history of European culture than the conclusion of the tragedy.

Keywords: Goethe, Weimar Classicism, poetry, person, Byron, Helen of Troy, Das Ewig Weibliche, holy marriage

JEL Classification: Z

Suggested Citation

Dobrokhotov, Alexander, The Short Happy Life of Goethe's Faust, or Hieros Gamos as the Center of the Tragedy (March 2, 2013). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BPR 15/HUM/2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2227292

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