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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 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 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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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