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Example Question #1 : Analyzing The Content Of Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Drama
The Johann Wolfgang von Goethe work about a man who makes a deal with the devil is __________.
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Roman Elegies
The Venetian Epigrams
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
The Faust story is an old one, told in traditional German folk tales, puppet plays, and songs, but Goethe retold the story of an intellectual who sells his soul to the devil to plough psychological depths. Goethe's story finds a man questing for a more fulfilling life, and being tempted by a demon to achieve this goal. Goethe's two-part play is the most widely performed and seen play in the German language.