Faust

Faust

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The Astrologer Character Analysis

One who divines the future from the positions of the planets, the astrologer is a trusted counselor in the Emperor’s court who in the “Throne Room” scene of Part II claims that buried gold is indeed as readily obtainable as Mephistopheles says it is. He represents the false, flattering authority which power often relies on, to its peril.
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The Astrologer Character Timeline in Faust

The timeline below shows where the character The Astrologer appears in Faust. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Act 1: An Imperial Palace: The Throne Room
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...drunk. He stands to one side of the Emperor. On the other side stands the astrologer, who divines the future from the positions of the planets, a man of great importance... (full context)
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...Instead, to prove that he’s not deceiving anyone, he invites the Emperor to consult the astrologer, who assures the Emperor that gold is indeed obtainable. People in the Court doubt him,... (full context)
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...Emperor decides to begin looking for the hidden vaults where gold might be found. The astrologer counsels him to wait, however, until the season of the Lenten carnival passes. The Emperor... (full context)
Part 2: Act 1: An Imperial Palace: Knight’s Hall
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...enters, followed by Faust with a tripod containing a bowl of incense, announced by the astrologer. Grandiosely from the proscenium (that part of a stage in front of the curtain), Faust... (full context)
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The astrologer observes that Paris is boldly seizing Helen, perhaps even abducting her. Faust orders the ghost... (full context)