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* AncientGreece: Faust, Mephisto and Humunculus visit it in acts III and IV.



* FishOutOfWater: In AncientGreece, Mephisto feels unwell in the presence of the creatures of Myth/GreekMythology, and repeatedly emphasizes that he would like to be back in "the north" instead.

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* FishOutOfWater: In AncientGreece, UsefulNotes/AncientGreece, Mephisto feels unwell in the presence of the creatures of Myth/GreekMythology, and repeatedly emphasizes that he would like to be back in "the north" instead.


They live happily in Arcadia, but Their happiness does not last, as Faust and Helen's son dies and Helen vanishes into Hades. Faust and Mephistopheles arrive back on the Emperor's court, using demonic tricks to save the Emperor's armies from an attacking usurper. The Emperor grants Faust a piece of land at the sea-shore, allowing Faust to fulfill his dream of reclaiming land from the sea so that people can benefit from it.

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They live happily in Arcadia, but Their their happiness does not last, as Faust and Helen's son dies and Helen vanishes into Hades. Faust and Mephistopheles arrive back on the Emperor's court, using demonic tricks to save the Emperor's armies from an attacking usurper. The Emperor grants Faust a piece of land at the sea-shore, allowing Faust to fulfill his dream of reclaiming land from the sea so that people can benefit from it.



* StealthSequel: The third act is one to {{Creator/Homer}}'s Literature/TheIliad.



* StealthSequel: The third act is one to {{Creator/Homer}}'s Literature/TheIliad.



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Much moreso than the first part, too.

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Much moreso more so than the first part, too.


* CapitalismIsBad: It's constantly portrayed as associated with the devil. It's Mephisto who convinces the emperor to introduce paper fee. By the final act, Faust has destroyed a beautiful coast area in favor of a trading town.
* DistantFinale: The fifth (and last) act takes place decades after the rest. Goethe has stated that Faust is meant to be 100 years old in the last part. By that time, he has become a GrumpyOldMan.



* FishOutOfWater: In AncientGreece, Mephisto feels unwell in the presence of the creatures of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, and repeatedly emphasizes that he would like to be back in "the north" instead.

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* FishOutOfWater: In AncientGreece, Mephisto feels unwell in the presence of the creatures of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, and repeatedly emphasizes that he would like to be back in "the north" instead.instead.
* GainaxEnding: The last scene could be seen as this, introducing a multiplicity of new (mythological) characters.



* RiddleForTheAges: It's been heavily discussed whether or not [[spoiler: Faust has won his bet with Mephisto, and to what extent]].



** Act III and IV both take place in a theater ''within'' the actual theatre stage, creating a world of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology within the otherwise mainly [[Literature/TheBible Christian]] world of the play itself.
* TrueArtIsAncient: Discussed throughout the play. There's a reason why Faust seeks Helena, a figure of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, as a symbol of pure beauty.

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** Act III and IV both take place in a theater ''within'' the actual theatre stage, creating a world of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Myth/GreekMythology within the otherwise mainly [[Literature/TheBible Christian]] world of the play itself.
* TrueArtIsAncient: Discussed throughout the play. There's a reason why Faust seeks Helena, a figure of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, as a symbol of pure beauty.

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* CallBack: A lot of them throughout the play. The most upfront ones are found at the beginning of the second act, which takes place in the exact same room as the beginning of the first part. Several minor characters from the first part re-appear.

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* {{Allegory}}: The whole play is full of them, mostly consisting of a group of people appearing in a [[ShowWithinAShow Play Within a Play]] - the most memorable of them likely being a civilisation of dwarves that oppresses griffons and giant ants and are then attacked by cranes. The fight ends when a rock falls ''from the moon'' and ends it all. Also falls under WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.
* AncientGreece: Faust, Mephisto and Humunculus visit it in acts III and IV.
* EvenBetterSequel: Among fans of Goethe's work, this is a popular opinion.
* FishOutOfWater: In AncientGreece, Mephisto feels unwell in the presence of the creatures of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, and repeatedly emphasizes that he would like to be back in "the north" instead.


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* SequelEscalation: [[UpToEleven In every conceivable way.]]


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* StealthSequel: The third act is one to {{Creator/Homer}}'s Literature/TheIliad.
* ShowWithinAShow: Two examples:
**The "spacious room" scene in the first act shows a masquerade in the emperor's palace.
**Act III and IV both take place in a theater ''within'' the actual theatre stage, creating a world of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology within the otherwise mainly [[Literature/TheBible Christian]] world of the play itself.
* TrueArtIsAncient: Discussed throughout the play. There's a reason why Faust seeks Helena, a figure of UsefulNotes/GreekMythology, as a symbol of pure beauty.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Much moreso than the first part, too.


Years pass, and one day Faust, old and powerful, is vexed by the knowledge that a nearby hill and the house of an old couple standing on it do not belong to him. He dispatches Mephistopheles and his lackeys to force the inhabitants out of the house, but the house ends up on fire and the old couple ends up dead. Faust is struck blind and tormented by the AnthropomorphicRepresentation of worry, while Mephistopheles summons spirits of the dead to dig Faust's grave. Hearing the sound of work, Faust believes that he is hearing workers digging a new ditch and rejoices in how his subjects' life will continue to improve; in his joy, he wishes that the moment lasts forever--which, according to his contract, is when he dies and gives his soul over to Mephistopheles. However, angels intervene at the last minute, scare away Mephistopheles and his devils, and claim Faust's soul.

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Years pass, and one day Faust, old and powerful, is vexed by the knowledge that a nearby hill and the house of an old couple standing on it do not belong to him. He dispatches Mephistopheles and his lackeys to force the inhabitants out of the house, but the house ends up on fire and the old couple ends up dead. Faust is struck blind and tormented by the AnthropomorphicRepresentation of worry, while Mephistopheles summons spirits of the dead to dig Faust's grave. Hearing the sound of work, Faust believes that he is hearing workers digging a new ditch and rejoices in how his subjects' life will continue to improve; in his joy, he wishes that the moment lasts forever--which, according to his contract, is when he dies and gives his soul over to Mephistopheles. However, angels intervene at the last minute, scare away Mephistopheles and his devils, and claim Faust's soul. soul; the reason for this is that in fact, Faust was not rejoicing at an actual earthly joy being fulfilled, but the mere '''idea''' of a perfect ''future'' world of community, thus not fitting the criteria of Faust's deal.



They live happily in Arcadia, but Their happiness does not last, as Faust and Helen's son dies and Helen vanishes into Hades. Faust and Mephistopheles arrive back on the Emperor's court, using demonic tricks to save the Emperor's armies from an attacking usurper. The Emperor grants Faust a piece of land at the sea-shore, allowing Faust to fulfill his dream of reclaiming land from the sea so that people can benefit from it.

Years pass, and one day Faust, old and powerful, is vexed by the knowledge that a nearby hill and the house of an old couple standing on it do not belong to him. He dispatches Mephistopheles and his lackeys to force the inhabitants out of the house, but the house ends up on fire and the old couple ends up dead. Faust is struck blind and tormented by the AnthropomorphicRepresentation of worry, while Mephistopheles summons spirits of the dead to dig Faust's grave. Hearing the sound of work, Faust believes that he is hearing workers digging a new ditch and rejoices in how his subjects' life will continue to improve; in his joy, he wishes that the moment lasts forever--which, according to his contract, is when he dies and gives his soul over to Mephistopheles. However, angels intervene at the last minute, scare away Mephistopheles and his devils, and claim Faust's soul.



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Hardly created, the Homunculus says goodbye to his maker and teams up with Faust and Mephistopheles to visit Ancient Greece, where they arrive just in time to attend Classical Walpurgis Night and change the outcome of the TrojanWar so that Faust can marry Helen of Troy.

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Hardly created, the Homunculus says goodbye to his maker and teams up with Faust and Mephistopheles to visit Ancient Greece, where they arrive just in time to attend Classical Walpurgis Night and change the outcome of the TrojanWar UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar so that Faust can marry Helen of Troy.


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[[caption-width-right:275: [- In ''Faust II'', Faust rides a centaur and other stuff happens. -] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:275: [- In ''Faust II'', Faust rides a centaur and other stuff happens. "Faust mounted on Chiron", by Franz Simm (1899) -] ]]



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* ActionizedSequel: An early example.


* MeaningfulName: In contrast to ''Faust I'', almost every character in ''Faust II' has a symbolical name.

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* MeaningfulName: In contrast to ''Faust I'', almost every character in ''Faust II' II'' has a symbolical name.


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* ShoutOut: The spirit Ariel in Act I, scene 1 is directly taken from Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'', which suggests that the beautiful land Faust finds himself may just be Prospero's island.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: Mephistopheles summons a troop of "lemurs" to dig Faust's grave. Now ''lemures'' are spirits of the dead from Roman mythology, but who could stave off the mental image of Satan commanding a horde of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lemur_catta_01.jpg cattas]]?

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[[caption-width-right:275: [- In ''Faust II'', Faust rides a centaur and other stuff happens. -] ]]

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!! Tropes in ''Faust II'':

* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The waters of Lethe erase Faust's memories of Gretchen, but leave everything else intact.
* MeaningfulName: In contrast to ''Faust I'', almost every character in ''Faust II' has a symbolical name.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: This one has the ability to fly around in his glass container.

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The second part of Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' duology, published 24 years after ''Theatre/FaustI''.

By letting him drink from the waters of Lethe, Mephistopheles makes Faust forget about Gretchen and thus regain his spirits. After some wacky hijinks at the court of the Emperor (where Mephistopheles solves the Empire's financial crisis by inventing paper money) they visit Faustís old study, where Doctor Wagner, formerly Faust's assistant, has finally succeeded in creating the Homunculus.

Hardly created, the Homunculus says goodbye to his maker and teams up with Faust and Mephistopheles to visit Ancient Greece, where they arrive just in time to attend Classical Walpurgis Night and change the outcome of the TrojanWar so that Faust can marry Helen of Troy.
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