- Dec 28, 2019
Hello WinterFaust. Your name intrigued me as well as the fact we have very similar circumstances. I am struggling with depression and suicide ideation, then lost my best friend, my boyfriend who I was very serious about, my relationship with my parents and my future career over one night. Also have some vision loss which I'm waiting for the lockdown to end so that I can check out. Is your name based on Johann Faust? The gentleman who exchanged his soul with the devil for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasure. Curious on the choice. Why suffer for eternity for more pleasure in this life?
Welcome to SS @MissKatrina
Which Faust versions are you familiar with?
Adrian Leverkühn is my personal favourite in terms of character development and depth of psychological analysis, but Marlowe’s poem contains one of the most beautiful renditions of the agony Fautus feels when the fatal hour approaches:
”O soul, be chang’d into little water-drops,
And fall into the ocean, ne’er be found!
My God, my god, look not so fierce on me!
Adders and serpents, let me breathe a while!
Ugly hell, gape not! come not, Lucifer!
I’ll burn my books! – Ah, Mephistopheles!
(Exeunt DEVILS with FAUSTUS)”