A deal with the devil doesn`t mean there`s satanic worship! An agreement is an agreement between the opponents. Faust is independent; Faust does not worship the gods, if at all, perhaps he would like to overcome them or become himself a.1 He would not worship the devil. Faust`s pact with Mephisto (circa 1840), by Julius Nisle.The pacts with the devil are signed in blood, which means that the person concerned is the object that is the subject of a tender, and that this is not an ordinary agreement. A pact with the devil (a deal with the devil or a good deal) is an agreement with evil, in the form of the devil, often (as in the story of Faust) with the paradoxical intention of reaching a higher good otherwise hindered. The nature of an agreement is a risky dwelling, so at the heart of the objections to such a thing lie the question: what is the person who deals with the agreement with the devil? The person may avoid being captured or damaged. The agreement strengthens the devil; Is the greatest good compromised and always inaccessible? Director: Istvén Szabé, 1981 – An actor in the 1930s Germany joins the NSDAP for the Prestige. « … The Divine commands in many places that witches should not only be avoided, but also that they should be killed, and that she would not inflict extreme punishment of this kind if the witches did not really and truly make a pact with the demons to cause real and real wounds and damage. “ – Malleus Maleficarum Part 1, Q.
1, p. 1. The 1487 manual on witch-hunting. Faust said to Gretchen: „My sweet, believe me, what is called intellect / Is often depth and vanity,“ and almost every iteration of the legend underlines this disillusionment: it is The Manfred of Byron who „recognizes the fatal truth, / The tree of knowledge is not that of life.“ Intellectual aspirations isolated Faust and gave him no wisdom: „What we need, we don`t know/ And what we know is useless information.“ Even if the search for knowledge is a success, it evokes dark forces, as in Frankenstein. A pact with the devil is an essential part of Faust`s legend. There is no greater game or greater risk than the soul. Faust arrogantly assumes that he can control the devil, but as the Church found a long time ago, people tend to commit sin and few people can resist being corrupted by the devil or by the powers he grants, and the devil succeeds without exception. It is the original legend of Faust as a moral story. This arc of destruction is often raised in discussions about technology and reflects a social fear of technology as we take our way from Eden to Utopia. „Politicians promise you paradise before an election and give yourself hell after,“ wrote the anarchist Emma Goldman.
The experience of the legendary Doctor Faustus, who sells his soul against worldly knowledge and pleasure to the demon of Mephistopheles, has been treated as a metaphor for secular political pacts.