An Analysis on the Images of the Devils in the Works of Geothe, Bulgakov and Thomas Mann

Jie CHANG

Abstract


Starting from the analysis on the devils in the Bible stories, the writer of this article makes an analysis on Mephistopheles in Faust by JohannEolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Woland in The Master and Margarita by Mikhaíl Afanasyevich Bulgakov (1891-1940), and a Mephistopheles figure in Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann (1875-1955). The origin, characteristics and changes of the images of these devils shall be discussed in this article.


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the devils, Satan, Geothe, Bulgakov and Thomas Mann

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Mann, Thomas; translation by Lowe-Porter, H.T. (Helen Tracy). Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn, as Told by a Friend. Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. ISBN 0-679-60042-6.

Goethe's Plays, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated into English with Introductions by Charles E. Passage, Publisher Benn Limited 1980 ISBN 0510000878 / 9780510000875 / 0-510-00087-8

http://www.masterandmargarita.eu/en/02themas/inleiding.html

http://www.o-bible.com/gb/




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v2i8.194

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