Does Faust Deserve To Be Forgiven Analysis

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I do not think that Faust has an attitude that of someone who deserves forgiveness from anyone, thus because of the laundry list of things that he has done and his attitude on life, I do not think that he should be forgiven. Faust is someone that basically lives with an attitude of “IDGAF” (I don’t give a fuck) about anything, and besides the little regret that he showed a few times towards the end, he was so firmly focused on self that he was willing to lay all else aside for whatever he wanted. This is why he does not deserve to be forgiven. The poem of Faust begins with describing this man as a master of medicine, theology, philosophy, and law, but yet all that Faust can think about is how little his life amounts to. Faust- “I’ve studied,…show more content…
Those are the actions of someone that knows full and well what they are doing, and that is just the beginning to why Faust does not deserve forgiveness. When Faust and Mephistopheles are in the scene the neighbor’s house, at first Faust is unwilling to lie just to meet Gretchen, but then because of the potion that he willingly took, he decided to oblige to Mephistopheles comment to Marthe that her husband has died. This is all an attempt to basically obtain a double date between the two women, Mephistopheles and Faust. This is the second step that I noticed in the slippery slope of sin that Faust travels down. The continuous flow of sin comes next when he impregnates Gretchen out of wedlock and chooses to run from her rather than stick around and be the father. For this occurrence, he again shows little regret or repentance. After Gretchen’s brother learns of her actions with Faust, he meets Faust in the streets and Faust agrees to a duel that ends with Valentine dying. Throughout the whole poem, Faust continues to make decision based on the impulses he has and continuously following Mephistopheles wherever he leads with very little signs of regret. I relate this to what Daniel Wieman was saying in his presentation when he spoke about the decisions Faust was making. “Faust always wanted more satisfaction, and was never content with himself”. I agree with this statement
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