Georg Büchner - Woyzeck (1879)

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Woyzeck, followed to edge of town
'it followed me all the way to the edge of town. Something we don't understand, something that will drive us out of our minds' p8
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thinking, madness
'he'll go mad with thinking' p8
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fools talking
'when the fools talk sense then they fool us all' p9
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Monkey, soldier
'the monkey is a soldier [...] the lowest form of humanity' p9
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Marie, breeding
'you could foal a cavalry regiment out of her' 'and breed drum majors' p10
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horse, human
'this is no dumb animal, this is a person, a human being. A brute of a man, and yet an animal, a best' p11
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Marie, broken mirror
'Our kind have only this one corner in the whole world and a little bit of broken mirror, and yet my lips are as red as any madam's with her mirrors from floor to ceiling and fine gentlemen to kiss her hand' p13
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sweat, sleep
'we even sweat in our sleep' p14
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hunted, decent man
'Woyzeck, you look so hunted. A decent man doesn't' p15
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wind direction
'(craftily) I suppose it's a south-northerly?' 'Yes Captain' p15
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decent, morals
'Oh you're so stupid, so horribly stupid. (Moved.) Woyzeck, you're a decent man - but (Solemnly.) you've no morals' p16
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money, morals, thunder
'You can't set a fellow like me in the world on just morals, a man is flesh and blood as well [...] I expect when we get to heaven we'll have to help out with the thunder' p16
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virtue
'we ordinary people don't have any virtue, we just follow our natures. But if I was a gentleman and had a hat and a watch and a long overcoat and could talk nicely then I'd like to be virtuous' p17
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thinking wears you down
'but you think too much. It wears you down' p17
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Marie, animal
'(firmly) let go of me!' 'Wild animal!' 'Don't touch me!' p18
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Marie, knife, touch
'Rather a knife in my body than your hand on mine' p19
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abyss
'everyone is an abyss' p19
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Doctor, freedom, nature
'Woyzeck, man is free. In man, Nature manifests itself as freedom. Couldn't hold his urine!' p21
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philosophising
'Woyzeck, you're philosophising again' p22
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earth hot, hell cold
'Captain, the Earth is hot as hell. I'm cold, ice cold. Hell is cold, I'd bet on it' p26
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man, woman, beast
'man and woman, man and beast' p30
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stab
'Stab? Stab the she wolf dead. Stab, stab the she wolf dead [...] is the wind saying it?' p31
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Drum major, man
'I'm a man' 'he beats his breast' p35
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staring
'what are you staring at? Stare at yourselves' p46
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wades out
'he wades further out' p47
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Card 2

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'he'll go mad with thinking' p8

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thinking, madness

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'when the fools talk sense then they fool us all' p9

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Card 4

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'the monkey is a soldier [...] the lowest form of humanity' p9

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Card 5

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'you could foal a cavalry regiment out of her' 'and breed drum majors' p10

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