Illustrations from Goethe’s Faust by Harry Clarke (1927)
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media naranja (literally “half-orange”): soulmate; better half; partner
one last stop - casey mcquiston / the dream thieves - maggie stiefvater / still life with basket and six oranges - vincent van gogh / end/golden girl - frank ocean feat. tyler, the creator / serious concerns - wendy cope / 400 lux - lorde / still life of oranges and lemons with blue gloves - vincent van gogh / we are okay - nina lacour / the sorrows of young werther - johann wolfgang von goethe
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Faust and Gretchen menaced by monstrous demons.
Illustration by Harry Clarke for the 1925 edition of Goethe' s Faust
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Being loved for what you are is very rare. The great majority of people love in others only what they receive, and what they imagine of others.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live” - Goethe
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"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Is it still classicism, or already romanticism?" asdgsfdaf
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Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926)
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I just had the worst realization possible.
In the Miraculous Ladybug universe it is canon that Jeanne d'Arc is one of the former holders of the ladybug miraculous.
This makes Jeanne d'Arc Ladybug...
...and this book canonically a Ladybug fanfiction. And do you know who else writes Ladybug fanfiction?
Exactly. Marc Anciel.
In the ML universe these two serve the same purpose, just in different time periods.
In short: IN THE MIRACULOUS LADYBUG UNIVERSE, MARC ANCIEL IS THE MODERN VERSION OF FRIEDRICH SCHILLER.
Also, did you know that Schiller's bestie Goethe could draw? Like actually pretty well?
I mean. Look at these. For the longest time I didn't even know Goethe could draw at all.
I'm only saying this, because there is someone who illustrates the stories Marc writes:
Marc's bff Nathaniel :-)
What I'm trying to say is: Marcaniel is the ML-version of Schoethe.
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Hannibal is a show that employs a wide variety of literary allusions. In season three it utilises Goethe’s Faust, positing that Hannibal is Mephistopheles and Will is Faust, but in a twist of the original narrative, the two fall in love instead. After some careful examination, however, I would like to say that another character who embodies Faust is Abigail Hobbs.
All through season one, Abigail (Faust) is tempted by Hannibal (Mephistopheles). He reveals his capacity for evil to her as the man on the phone who called her father, and tempts her with promises of understanding and protection when she kills Nicholas Boyle and confesses to luring the girls that her father murdered.
At the end of season one, when Will realises the exact role Abigail had played in Garret Jacob Hobbs’ murders, Abigail signs her deal with the Devil. Unlike Faust, who signs his deal with a few drops of blood, Abigail spills litres of it, and even lets Hannibal cut off her ear, taking a literal pound of flesh with him - the price of what he is owed for saving her life from the FBI and prison. This is a moment of sacrifice, a blood ritual, after which Abigail’s life belongs to Hannibal to do with as he likes. He secrets her away to the house on the bluff and keeps her there like a chess piece waiting to be used in his game with Will. From that moment on, Abigail is effectively dead to the world, living as a ghost on borrowed time allotted to her by Hannibal.
In 2x13 Mizumono, Abigail says to Will, “I didn’t know what else to do. So I did what he told me.” One motif in the show is that of imprisonment - Miriam Lass being imprisoned in the house on the bluff/in the well, Will being imprisoned in the BSHCI, the caged man being imprisoned in Lithuania by Chiyoh (who is in a prison herself), and of course finally Hannibal in the BSHCI. But people forget that Abigail was, in a sense, imprisoned too. A beautiful, expensive, well tended prison from a man who viewed himself as her father, but a prison nonetheless. She had no one else to turn to, nor any other place she could go. Ironically, in her bid for freedom, she lost any agency she had had previously. In this moment she reveals that in a way, she forfeited her life to Hannibal entirely. She had no choice but to do what he wanted her to. Heartbreaking for such an intelligent character whose actions at times were unpredictable enough to surprise even Hannibal.
Hannibal killing Abigail is him reclaiming what she already promised belonged to him - her life. In trusting him over Will and Alana, she had handed over her continued existence in exchange for the hope of a happier future. Hannibal is just the Devil doing what the Devil does - coming to collect what he was owed, returning her to the kitchen floor where everyone already thought she had died. This is why she goes to him, docile and quiet, even after she has seen what he has done to Will - she knows she cannot run, she knows she cannot hide, she knows she cannot be saved. This story was written the day she let him fake her death. The ritual was begun and must now be completed.
Alana tells Will in 3x09 ...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun, “He who sups with the devil needs a long spoon.” If only she had told Abigail instead.
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"And who my wound can heal, and who the pain can feel?", from Goethe's Faust by Harry Clarke (1927)
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Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Matterhorn with a cloudy hat, Switzerland)
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İnsan kalbinde ne taşırsa, dünyayı da öyle görür. İnsan yüreğinde ne taşıyorsa, karşısındakine onu verir. İnsan aklında ne taşıyorsa, hayatına onu katar.
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Paintings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s disturbing poem, DER ERLKÖNIG (The Erlking, a sort of demonic elf king) by Julius von Klever (1850-1924) and, image 3, Moritz von Schwind (Austrian, 1804-1871).
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“Tanrı biliyor! çokça bir daha uyanmamak dileğiyle, hatta umuduyla yatağa uzanıyorum ve sabahleyin gözlerimi açıp, yine güneşi görünce, perişan oluyorum.”
Goethe/ Genç Werther’in Acıları (s.102)
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as doth the flower revolve to meet the sun,
once more my spirit to sweet comfort turns,
struck by thy words' invigorating ray.
how dear the counsel of a present friend,
lacking whose godlike power, the lonely one
in silence droops! for, lock'd within his breast,
slowly are ripen'd purpose and resolve,
which friendship's genial warmth had soon matur'd.
– Iphigenia in Tauris, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
painting (detail): Orestes and Pylades in Tauris by Nicolaas Verkolje
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this is the funniest tweet i’ve ever seen
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“A volte mi prende qualcosa che non so definire: non è angoscia, non è desiderio, è un ignoto tumulto interno che minaccia di lacerarmi il petto, che mi stringe la gola.”
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
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“2 cuori innamorati sono come 2 orologi magnetici; ciò che si muove in uno non può non far muovere anche l’altro perché in entrambi agisce la medesima cosa, perché li attraversa una sola forza.”
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