Names and Nomenclature in Goethe's 'Faust'

Ann White
1 March 1980
190 × 130 mm
184 pp
Paperback: 978-0-85457-093-5
This study is concerned with the specifically literary function of names in Goethe's Faust. Connotation is seen to be an essential feature of Goethe's name-giving practice, and the means are explored by which names, through their semantic properties and evocative overtones, are able to offer comment on situations, highlight character, interact through shared sound, sense or association, and form part of symbolic patterns within the drama as a whole.