Ok, I thought we should just start a new post. Cuz.
Well, I like where we are going. The return idea is good, but still a bit too easy. I think we should make it more difficult for the character to get his soul back. He needs to lose something very very precious, or risk it somehow. I think he needs to trade his soul back with something of almost equal value. His ability to write? His own life? I’m not sure.
Something needs to change so that nothing can ever be the same again. Maybe he does lose his ability to write, but just when he falls into despair again with sadness and grief for his loss, he discovers that he was able to change one person with his writing throuought his ordeal without the aid of the devil.
I dunno, in the original story didn’t Faust have to do one thing that is inherently “good” to get his soul back? Perhaps it’s a mistake for him to want his soul back only because of his selfish reasons, there has to be something that is beyond himself. So that the audience sees him as a hero of sorts.
Hmmm… more thinking required.