masiulis.eu: Faust: A Tragedy (Norton Critical Editions) (): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Cyrus Hamlin, Walter W. Arndt: Books. Although he is granted salvation at the end of the poem, Faust is a great tragic hero. His tragedy has been described as that of "titanism," for he tries to step. The Lord agrees, claiming that Faust will remain a loyal follower. In his despair, Faust brews a poison to commit suicide. . of the Tragedy · The Second Part of the Tragedy · Relationship between the parts · Basic themes.