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Internal Abyss: Lack of Identity in Büchner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Jacques stated the famous line, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This notion of people going through their lives as nothing more than dramatic actors has … Continue reading

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The Socially Constructed Prison (Revised)

Art has long been a means to present a social commentary to the masses, and Büchner’s masterpiece “Leonce and Lena” seamlessly melds very important social issues into a comedic story. Büchner’s focus is to critique the monarchy through Leonce, a … Continue reading

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A Bleak Paradise: Georg Büchner‘s “Leonce and Lena” (Revised)

Impoverished peasants without a voice, an increasingly socially, politically, and economically oppressed working class, wealthy nobility garbed in fine silks and satins perched high in their castles; such was the societal landscape of Germany in the years 1815 to 1848. … Continue reading

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Star-Crossed Lovers: Fate in Buchner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

A bizarre fiction of power and obedience; a ludicrous tale of politics and love. Georg Buchner’s Leonce and Lena depicts a tale of two royal youths, determined to flee the futures that have been laid out for them by their … Continue reading

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The Political Machine: Georg Buechner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

In Georg Buechner’s time, the German state was akin to a well-oiled machine. Society and politics were systematically integrated in a way that required no thought from its subjects. They only had to take their place as a cog in … Continue reading

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Prison of Fate: Büchner’s “Leonce and Lena” (Revised Paper)

Prison of Fate: Buechner’s Leonce and Lena The American humorist Robert Benchley once wrote that “there are [only] two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” In … Continue reading

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Internal Abyss: Lack of Identity in Büchner’s Leonce and Lena FINAL

In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Jacques stated the famous line, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This notion of people going through their lives as nothing more than dramatic actors has … Continue reading

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Lost in Listlessness: Büchner’s “Leonce and Lena” as a Tragicomedy of Human Psychology (Revised)

Can laughter ever bring about sadness? Can sadness ever produce laughter? “Leonce and Lena,” a play by Georg Büchner, seamlessly weaves comedy within a tragedy, and tragedy within a comedy. This tragicomedy masterfully captures a portrait of a wandering soul … Continue reading

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