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     Literature Goethe: Faust IV.22 Nacht (Night)

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Goethe: Faust

  IV.22 Nacht (Night)


Faust goes to the house of Margaret in the company of Mephistopheles. They meet Valentin, the brother of Margaret, who feels strongly about the "honour" of his sister. Today it's probably not easy to understand, because as said before in the German society this kind of behaviour does not exist anymore. Still, there are ethnical groups also within the German society that still feel the same way. In his desire to take revenge on Faust for what he did to his sister, Valentin attacks him. Mephistopheles kills him with the help of magic. This actually shows us, that fundamentalism is something very archaic in the psychology of mankind.

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