Mephistopheles Chu Lost Intuition

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In Chu’s art piece, Lost Intuition, color choices and symbols represent how in Johann Von Goethe’s poetic play Faust, the title character’s decision to accept Mephistopheles’ deal is ultimately due to Faust’s arrogance and insatiability. When Mephistopheles proposes a deal with Faust, Faust’s arrogance impacts his decision to whether to accept the deal. Mephistopheles offers to give Faust everything he desires, as long he serves Mephistopheles in Hell. Faust’s overconfident attitude results in the impetuous acceptance of Mephistopheles’ offer. Because Faust believes that Hell is non-existent, Faust’s decision to accept Mephistopheles’ deal becomes clear. Blinded by his cockiness, Faust sarcastically agrees to Mephistopheles’ terms: Then you may cast me into fetters I will gladly perish then and there! Then you may set the death bell tolling, Then from my service you are free, The clock may stop, its hand may fall, And that be the end of time for me! (873)…show more content…
Purple is often associated with royalty and the feeling of superiority, thus, filled with purple, Chu depicts Faust as a character who is full of himself. During the period of romanticism, religion is a crucial factor in life. In most minds, Heaven and Hell exists, yet Faust assumes with confidence that his outlook on Hell is correct, even to the extent in which he teases the devil. Due to his superior way of thinking, Faust sarcastically is willing to be casted into fetters and serve Mephistopheles. Faust’s sarcasm and arrogance influence him to accept Mephistopheles’ deal, unwilling to think about the possible consequences that could

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