Faust, Parts 1 and 2 By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Summary and Analysis Part 1: Night, Open Country


Faust and Mephistopheles, mounted on magic black horses, gallop wildly past the gallows outside the town on their way to rescue Gretchen. The night is dark and threatening. Spirits prowl through the air.


This scene of only five lines is the shortest in the tragedy.

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At the beginning of Part Two, what solution does Mephistopheles, dressed as a jester, give for the kingdom's financial problems?