What violent event in 1789 changed Europe?
Ideals of the 18th century
Romanticism revolted against what?
Nature and lifestyles of people who lived close to nature (farmers, shepherds)
What did romantic poets idealize?
What most characterizes Romanticism in literature?
Advancements in technology and science
How can the Industrial Revolution best be defined?
Who influenced Tolstoy and contributed to the development of communism in the 20th century?
eliminating sentimentality from their tone
What did most realists attempt to do?
Be objective and analytical in their writing style
What did the philosophy of Naturalism expect writers to do?
What author is at the forefront of the Symbolism movement?
To try & answer the ultimate questions of human life
What was the primary goal of the Russian realists?
People should have to struggle with temptation
Why does the Lord allow Mephistopheles to tempt Faust?
Faust is dissatisfied with his search for knowledge
Why does Mephisto select Faust as his target?
Learn things no other human knows
What does Faust want to get from Mephisto?
Becomes content and wants to rest in pleasure
Faust promises to give up his soul if what happens?
Can be forged and he prides himself as a man who keeps his word
Why does Faust dislike the idea of a written contract?
Meaning of life
Faust despises human knowledge because it does not teach what?
Explore the limits of human experience
What is Faust's first request of Mephisto?
Would be cursed anyway
What does Mephisto think would happen to Faust even if he did not make this deal?
As a fool who does not serve the Lord well
How does Mephisto characterize Faust to the Lord?
He is an honorable man who knows the right path
How does the Lord characterize Faust?
He hopes passion will teach what knowledge could not
Why does Faust begin his experiment with Mephisto by "...seeking the most painful joy..."?