Leonce and Lena (German: Leonce und Lena) is a play by Georg Büchner ( –) which is considered a comedy, but is actually a satire veiled in humor. Title, Leonce ile Lena Volume of MitosBoyut tiyatro/oyun dizisi. Author, Georg Büchner. Publisher, Mitos Boyut Yayinlari, ISBN, Buy Leonce ile Lena by Georg Büchner (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Leonce and Lena – Wikipedia

Rosetta loves Leonce but is treated cruelly by him in return. She wants to fall in love with someone but is not given a choice. He reminds the peasants of their good fortune in having their betters allow them to smell the meals that they themselves cannot afford to eat.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Leonce falls in love with Lena as soon as he sees her and he confesses his love to her. For example, in Act I, Leonce meets Valerio, who enjoys his life. He concerns more with his duties as a King than with his people. Leonce and Valerio are on their way to Italy, and also Lena and governess are on their way to Italy. Leonce and Lena German: Let us say fate exists, but it is not one door.

Like Fantasiothe eponymous hero of the French play by Alfred de MussetLeonce is much older than his years and jaded by melancholy; he cannot abide the insincerity and shallowness of courtly life and political responsibilities.

He is averse to the idea of an arranged marriage, and though aware of his duty to his father wishes, flees the realm. King Peter is a small-minded bureaucrat who frequently becomes tangled up in his own muddled philosophy and who must tie a knot in his handkerchief to remind him to spare a thought for his people. Crown Prince of Popo.

There are also a number of strong links between the character of Leonce and, for example, Valeria, in Brentano ‘s Ponce de Leon and Hamletthe protagonist of William Shakespeare ‘s tragedy.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Lena is in the garden with her governess.

In Leonce’s own words, he is “bored with loving her”, and makes every effort throughout their encounter in the first act to stifle any remaining sentiment he entertains for her. He might be described as hedonistic in his preoccupation with food, drink and a comfortable living, and this coarsely materialistic aspect of his character is in stark contrast with the dreamy, contemplative melancholy of Leonce.

King Peter of the Kingdom Popo is being dressed up by valets. Leonce decides to flee the Kingdom to avoid the wedding.

Lena is similarly fearful of the idea of an arranged marriage and is unable to grasp why the state must “drive oena nail lfonce two hands which never sought each other out”.

Leonce and Lena both are heading to Italy. He meets Valerio who is a lot different to him and will be his companion later. Leonce confesses to Lena he fell in love with her and kisses her but she runs away. A bit later, Lena and the governess arrive at the same inn. Leonce and Lena meet in the garden.

She takes pity on the mournful Lena in the first act of the play and facilitates her fleeing the realm. It may be presumed lea Leonce and Lena represent the symbol of the rebellion against their parents but regardless they have done what their parents wanted. Valerio takes off the masks and presents the two world famous automatons.

Leonce ile Lena – Georg Büchner – Google Books

Therefore, the two robots get married and then take off their masks. Therefore, King Peter settles to make the peonce robots represent the prince and princess and have them married instead of the real prince and princess. She is similar to Leonce. She, too, flees with her governess to avoid the threat of an imposed fate. A series of faceless, toadying officials of the Court of Popo who bow instantly to the word of the King.


This event is arranged and controlled by the schoolmaster. When they remove their disguise it becomes known to everyone that they are the true prince and princess and their love was true. In the kingdom, everything is ready for a wedding but the prince and princess. Prince Leonce of kingdom Popo ils princess Lena of kingdom Pipi have had their political marriage arranged. If they believe it was fate that they have met each other, then they would be together.

They ran away from their fate and faced another fate, but ironically the fates are exactly the same thing. That makes Leonce want to commit suicide by jumping into the river but Valerio stops him. Meeting with Valerio, escaping the kingdom, going to Italy and so on, all these tasks are the pathway to the door of fate. Leonce and Lena are controlled by fate even though they try to escape from it.

When Leonce expresses his love to Lena, she does not respond. At the same time in the Kingdom of Pipi, Lena is with her governess in the i,e lamenting because she has to be married with the prince of the kingdom of Popo, a man whom she had never met.

Leonce ile Lena

The president of the council comes in his room and reminds him of the wedding ceremony with Lena on the day after. It is a very predictable love story. In act 3, Leonce and Lena return to the Kingdom of Popo with Valerio and the governess to be married. Introduction, “Leonce und Lena and Lenz”, pp xii — xxii. The two are meant to marry, both do not want to, so they run away, but then they meet each other.

Princess Ldna governess and companion.