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By Büchner, Georg; Büchner, Georg; Price, Victor

Georg Buchner died in 1837 at a tragically early age, and his 3 works for the level remained nearly unknown for part a century. this present day all 3, in particular Danton's loss of life, his nice play concerning the French Revolution are played frequently

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Finally, what gives Danton’s Death its particular bite is the tension between Büchner’s honesty as an artist and his political convictions. The play reflects his despairing perception that all human action is futile; and the very class for whom the revolution was made, the proletariat, is depicted as cruel and fickle (not that Büchner condemns it for that; its nature too is determined). In that sense it is an anti-revolutionary work. The least considerable of Büchner’s plays, Leonce and Lena, has always puzzled the critics.

We work with the whole of our body—let her work with the hole of hers. Her mother did yeoman service with it to bring her into the world, and by God it hurt. Why shouldn’t she pay her back? You don’t think it hurts that way, do you, you donkey? SIMON. Ah, Lucretia! A knife, Romans, give me a knife! Oh, Appius Claudius! 1 CITIZEN. Yes, a knife, but not for the poor tart. What did she ever do? It’s her hunger that’s the whore and beggar. A knife for the men who buy the flesh of our wives and daughters.

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