Mephistopheles Sentence Examples
The origin of the idea of Mephistopheles in Faust's mind is thus clear.
The form Mephistopheles adopted by Goethe first appears in the version des Christlich Meinenden, c. 1712.
It is suggested, then, in the light of modern psychical research, that Mephistopheles, though (as the Faust-books record) invisible to any one else, was visible enough to Faust himself and to Wagner, the famulus who shared his somnambulistic experiences.
Goethe's Mephistopheles is altogether another conception.
In the second part it is virtually a new Faust who, at the hands of a new Mephistopheles, goes out into a world that is not ours.Advertisement
By the side of it ranks the Faust Symphony (1854-1857), in which the moods of Goethe's characters - Faust, Gretchen and Mephistopheles - are depicted in three instrumental movements, with a chorus of male voices, supplying a kind of comment, by way of close.
The origin of the conception and name of Mephistopheles has been the subject of much learned debate.