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From the legendary Faustus (possibly real), through medieval spectacles, Marlowe’s play, Lessing’s divergence, Goethe’s masterpiece, and Gounod’s opera to modern versions and “Faustian” situations, treatments of the Faust figure have reflected social, moral, political, and cultural contexts and assumptions. Making a deal with the Devil is a bad thing—or is it? What would tempt you to make a deal with the Devil? Think about it.