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Faustian Bargain?How has the concept of the faustian bargain been oversimplified to...

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tishmel | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted September 5, 2007 at 1:57 PM via web

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Faustian Bargain?

How has the concept of the faustian bargain been oversimplified to mean "selling one's soul to the devil"? 

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tipputhyagarajan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted May 21, 2010 at 11:04 PM (Answer #2)

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FAUSTIAN BARGAIN ACTUALLY MEANS BARTERING SOMETHING VERY PRECIOUS OR PRICELESS FOR SOMETHING VERY TRIVIAL.FAUSTUS OVER ESTIMATED THE POWERS HE COULD GET FOR HIS PRICELESS SOUL.THUS, FROM THEN ON, THE TERM FAUSTIAN BARGAIN CAME INTO USAGE.

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