NESMRTEĽNOSŤ, MOC A DÉMONICKÉ SILY
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Immortality, power and demonic forces
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The story of Faust is a part of European culture and mythology for five centuries and modified and reflected looking of the society upon some key questions in various transformations. Faust has never been alone in his effort to reach an absolute knowledge and power, even at the expense of his own execration. Other iconic beings of folk literature or folk imagination and fiction following their own ambitions were ahead of him and followed him. The aspect of power as a dominant determinant of not only Faust’s effort became determining element of investigation in submitted article. The author accesses the problem of power in wider social-cultural contexts and looks for matter, origin and symptoms of its attraction following its transformation and possible aesthetical influence on the individual in the work reception and even in personal acting and creating of aesthetical preferences of the recipient.
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