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Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
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Mar 14, 2012

really liked it
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Buchner's allegorical tale of a man who returns from the military to be turned into a cuckhold by his wife and the state in which he served. There is a lot to be gleamed from this tale. Woyzeck seems to be a simple man allowing others such as the Doctor and his wife to take advantage of him, or make the assumption that their actions will go unnoticed by this marginalized character. But just because he is a simple man doesn't mean he's docile. When he starts to notice certain things, or let reality sink in, the only way to express his anger is through violence. One of my favorite stories and the characters, setting and certain events can be transposed to any era making the story more severe especially when PTSD is taken into account, and the Doctor is replaced by Big Pharma companies with contracts to test new and potentially harmful drugs on ailing servicemen

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