The lore of Faust extends beyond the mere character in Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's Faust and is applicable to both modern and historical examples of mankind. The central tenet which this lore is based upon is the selling of one's soul to the devil represented in the book by the hilarious Mephistopheles for the attainment of worldly things. Most men and women encounter this question in a figurative sense at some point in their lives, and feel the temptation of a secular nature which threatens their conception of purity or goodness. Faust certainly does, and never so much as blinks a single eyelash of regret throughout his whole supernatural, surreal tenure in which Mephistopheles attends to his every earthly desire. The doctor desired so much of mortal life and the things in it, and although he occasionally is disgusted by and snaps an unkind word or two at Mephistopheles in recognizing his noxious presence, he never once asks for forgiveness. Since Faust displays no such desire for forgiveness for forsaking God and selling his soul to Mephistopheles, his is underserving of forgiveness.
An analysis of Faust's final actions prior to his death indicates that he is not repentant whatsoever about the crime he committed against his own soul by taking up with the devil. He fancies no such sentiment because he is too busy still reveling in the power he is given, to fulfill any earthly desire that flitted into his imagination. His last moments are spent attempting to build a huge