Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, the poetic drama that establishes Goethe as a renowned Romantic author. As a play written in poetic verse of the Romantic era, Faust is a universally meaningful story of man's attempts to gain knowledge, wisdom perfection, and of the eternal frustration of this striving. Moreover, the character of Dr. Faust has inspired literature across centuries—beginning with a German practitioner of magic arts said to have made a pact with the devil in the late fifteenth century. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Goethe’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.