Mephistophelian

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The Faustian fantasy of magic is never fulfilled and is instead constantly disrupted by the reality of Mephistophelean limitations.
In her revision of her early Faust stories into A Modern Mephistophelesy Alcott makes the Mephistophelean character into Jasper, an impotent invalid experiencing ennui, who toys with others for twisted pleasure.
On the Wednesday after the Resurrection, Peter meets a Mephistophelean criminal in a tavern.
THERE are some devilishly good performances in this show, which is the stage musical version of a film of a short story by JohnUpdike, about the fiendish pact between three women and the Mephistophelean playboy who materialises in their Rhode Island town.
Thus his signature Mephistophelean lameness and the staff with which he moves foreshadow his effective damnation and exile from his home.
350), while Major Barbara revisits the 'clash between Bunyanesque religious idealism and Mephistophelean skepticism and mockery' (p.
White plays the Mephistophelean representative of all our basest instincts.
Kurtz is a Mephistophelean Englishman in the Congo who holds much power over the natives and British soldiers in the Congo.
has driven him--as is clear from his rambling conversations with fellow patients and the clinic's Mephistophelean doctor--to question all human values as well as the existence of the divine.
Lewis (whom he was glad to have as an opponent in the late '30s), that he made war on the rich, and that the early Brains Trust had a Mephistophelean influence (they were basically only speech-writers, and they didn't last long at that).
He nods at the UCF girls, all avatars of lo-rise fashions, midriffs tanned rotisserie gold, and he shoots me a Mephistophelean look.
Eliot imagines the Mephistophelean surgeon's approach with