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This is the final and concluding part to Goethe’s Faust saga. He was still working on it as when he died but it is still just about completed. It is long, in fact very long and almost incomprehensible. The aged Goethe had immersed himself in classicism and has produced a play which is undoubtedly of academic value, but to us it is simply impenetrable. The analogies are wild and inaccessible cloaked in contemporary and classical references and the plot seems lost in amongst all the paraphinalia. Leave it, drop it, throw it out. You’ll get nowhere and it is simply not worth it. it is ice to find out what happens to Faust, but it is not worth the effort.