The Short Happy Life of Goethe's Faust, or Hieros Gamos as the Center of the Tragedy
14 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 2, 2013
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
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