Faust

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In Catholicism, the Blessed Virgin Mary is a saint and the mother of Jesus Christ. She represents love and forgiveness. Margarete prays to a statue of Mary after being corrupted by Faust, and in the final scene Mary instructs the penitent soul of Margarete to lead Faust’s soul into the higher spheres of heaven.
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The Blessed Virgin Mary Character Timeline in Faust

The timeline below shows where the character The Blessed Virgin Mary appears in Faust. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: By the Ramparts
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
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...niche in the wall there is a shrine with the image of the Mater Dolorosa, the Blessed Virgin Mary in her sorrows, surrounded by jars of flowers. Gretchen enters and places fresh flowers in... (full context)
Part 2: Act 5: Mountain Gorges
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
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...highest and neatest cell in the mountainside, Doctor Marianus, a saint, sees heaven’s High Queen, the Blessed Virgin Mary . She is surrounded by other women ascending upward, penitents anxious for mercy. Three sinful... (full context)
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
Pleasure and Love Theme Icon
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The penitent (Gretchen) clings to the Blessed Virgin Mary , asking her to look down on Faust, the love of her, Gretchen’s, youth, who... (full context)