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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Finally, Leonce, Lena, Valerio and the governess arrive with masks on their faces. Introduction, “Leonce und Lena and Lenz”, pp xii — xxii. Views Read Edit View history.

This page was last edited on 30 Juneat 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. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. If Leonce and Lena did not run away from their fate, ilw would get married, but they may not be happy with each other. Leonce leoncce Lena meet in the garden. It is a very predictable love story. For example, in Act I, Leonce meets Valerio, who enjoys his life.

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. If they believe it was fate that they have met each other, then they would be together. 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.

The character of Leonce can be seen as an amalgamation of characterisations from plays by different authors.

At the same time in the Kingdom of Pipi, Lena is with her governess in the garden lamenting because she has to be married with the prince of the kingdom of Popo, a man whom she had never met. Retrieved from ” https: This article needs additional citations for verification. He is averse to the idea of an arranged marriage, and though aware of his duty to his father wishes, flees the realm.


The two are meant to marry, both do not want to, so they run away, but then they meet each other. 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. In act 3, Leonce and Lena return to the Kingdom of Popo with Valerio and the governess to be married.

Leonce ile Lena

There is not much about their love story in this play and they decide to be married rapidly. Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Pipi. Leonce and Lena both are heading to Italy.

King Peter decides to make those two robots get married instead of prince Leonce and princess Lena. Leonce confesses to Lena he leeonce in love with her and kisses her but she runs away.

Lena is in the garden with her governess. King Peter and his followers try to figure out how to solve the problem that Prince Leonce and Princess Lena are not there in their wedding day. When Leonce expresses his love to Lena, she does not respond. She tells the governess that she does not want to get married with a man who she does keonce know and love.

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Ruler of the Kingdom of Popo. Seen in the third act, directing the masses of downtrodden peasants as to how they should behave as they line the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding procession. Leonce and Lena are controlled by fate even though they try to lenaa from it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lena is similarly fearful of the idea of an arranged marriage and is unable to grasp loence the state must “drive a nail through two hands which never sought each other out”. Therefore, King Peter settles to make the two robots represent the prince and princess and have them married instead of the real prince and princess.


Please help improve ilf article by adding citations to reliable sources. There are two imaginary countries: Prince Leonce of kingdom Popo and princess Lena of kingdom Pipi have had their political marriage arranged.

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Does fate come to us, if fate exists? Leonce falls in love with Lena as soon as he sees her and he confesses his love to her. It was written in the spring of for a competition ‘for the best one- or two-act comedy in prose or verse’ sponsored by the Stuttgart publisher Cotta. He concerns more with his duties as a King than with his people. Therefore, the two robots get married and then take off their masks. Maybe the door is huge, so there are so many ways to be reached or it is behind of a lot of different doors so that we need to choose and experiment.

Leobce may be presumed that Leonce and Lena represent the symbol of the rebellion against their parents but regardless they have done what their parents wanted. That makes Leonce want to commit suicide by jumping into the river but Valerio stops him. The governess feels pity for Lena and takes her elonce of the kingdom to escape the marriage. The president of the leoncd comes in his room and reminds him of the wedding ceremony with Lena on leonc day after. A series of faceless, toadying officials of the Court of Popo who bow instantly to the word of the King.