One comment on “Faust

  1. I really enjoyed your interpretation of Faust. You’re absolutely right, the middle class’s biggest advantage was the increase in the availability and accessibility of general knowledge and government was feeling threatened by this, fearing a loss of control. I think this struggle is apparent in Goethe’s Faust, in its portrayal of immoral actions, and their eternal consequences and a possibility of virtuous redemption. During this Era, the Government attempted to restrict the arts by not only banning many theatrical performances, but also limiting the amount of public theaters.

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