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.
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
...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
...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)