Faust

Faust

Chiron Character Analysis

A centaur (a creature with the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse) who leads Faust to Manto’s temple on Classical Walpurgis Night. Chiron is a great educator and skilled in medicine. He represents the partial integration of the intellectual and the sensual which Goethe so admired in Classical Greek culture.
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Chiron Character Timeline in Faust

The timeline below shows where the character Chiron appears in Faust. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Act 2: Classical Walpurgis Night: The Pharsalian Fields
Reason and Passion Theme Icon
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
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...He asks the Sphinxes if any have seen Helen, and one suggests he speak to Chiron. The sirens attempt to tempt Faust, but he withdraws to look for Chiron. Mephistopheles insults... (full context)
Reason and Passion Theme Icon
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
Pleasure and Love Theme Icon
Parts, Wholes, and Limits Theme Icon
The centaur Chiron enters, and he invites Faust to mount and ride him. Faust acknowledges Chiron to be... (full context)
The Human Desire for Meaning and Transcendence Theme Icon
Chiron introduces Manto to the crazed Faust. Manto says she loves this man who wants what... (full context)