Some evidence and argument has been advanced, pointing to the existence of a German Faust play prior to Marlowe«s work. 2 It has even been argued that. Introduction Faust, Goethe's great dramatic poem in two parts, is his crowning struggle with himself, Faustus is carried off by the devil at the end of the play. The play introduces Faust while he sits in his study in despair over his life. He has been a scholar and an alchemist, and he feels as though he.