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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The governess feels pity for Lena and takes her out of the kingdom to escape the marriage. Leonce falls in love with Lena as soon as he sees her and he confesses his love to her.

If they believe it was fate that they have met each other, then they would be together. She wants to fall in love with someone but is not given a choice.

Leonce ile Lena

For example, in Act I, Leonce meets Valerio, who enjoys his life. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Then the question arises, has fate determined the final event or did the two coincidentally meet? Meeting with Valerio, escaping the kingdom, going to Italy and so on, all these tasks are the pathway to the door of fate.

It is a very predictable love story. He concerns more with his duties as a King than with his people. 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. She, too, flees with her governess to avoid the threat of an imposed fate.

Finally, Leonce, Lena, Valerio and the governess arrive with masks on their faces. ,ena disguise themselves as robots and Valerio introduces them to the kingdom to stage a wedding. There are two imaginary countries: 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. He is averse to the idea of an arranged marriage, and though aware of his duty to his father wishes, flees the realm.


She tells the governess that she does not want to get married with a man who she does not know and love. However, they meet each other in Italy during their escape, fall in love, and get married.

Leonce and Valerio are on their way to Italy, and also Lena and governess are on their way to Italy. 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 ille life and political responsibilities. Leonce and Lena both are heading to Italy.

When Leonce expresses his love to Lena, she does not respond. She takes pity on the mournful Lena in the first act of the play and facilitates her fleeing the realm. Companion to Prince Leonce. In act 3, Leonce and Lena return to the Kingdom of Popo with Valerio and the governess to be married.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Leonce and Valerio arrive at an inn.

Therefore, the two robots get married and then take off their masks. The character of Leonce can be seen as an amalgamation of characterisations from plays by different authors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Leonce decides to flee the Kingdom to avoid the wedding.

Leonce and Lena both decide to escape their duties as a prince and princess, and avoid their arranged marriage. Rosetta loves Leonce but is treated cruelly by him in return. Lena does not know who Leonce is and does not feel she could love him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


Leonce and Lena – Wikipedia

Prince Leonce of kingdom Popo and princess Lena of kingdom Pipi have had their political marriage arranged. Valerio takes off the masks and presents the two world famous automatons.

This event is arranged and controlled by the schoolmaster. There is not much about their love story in this play and they decide to be married rapidly. In the kingdom, everything is ready for a wedding but the prince and princess. 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. Retrieved from ” https: Leonce confesses to Lena he fell in love with her and kisses her but she runs away.

He leknce the peasants of their good fortune in having their betters allow them to smell the meals that they themselves cannot afford to eat.

Leonce and Lena meet in the garden. That makes Leonce want to commit suicide by jumping into the river but Valerio stops him. Lena is similarly fearful of the idea of an arranged marriage and is unable to grasp why the state must “drive a nail through two hands which never sought each other out”. Lena is in the garden with her governess.