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Danton's Death by Georg Buchner is the story of the last days of George Danton who is a leader of one of the sects of revolutionaries during the French Revolution. Another leader of the Revolution, Robespierre, is Danton's rival. Although the two men are ostensibly on the same side - that is, against the monarchy - they are rivals.
Danton is a libertarian who hopes to bring liberty to the French people and allow them to enjoy their lives. Danton has led his followers in battles and established the Revolutionary Tribune which is a panel that sends enemies of the Revolution to their deaths. However, Danton has guilt about the brutality of the tribune and wants to achieve victory with as little bloodshed as possible. Robespierre has a completely different approach and feels adamant that his political enemies and anyone who stands in his way need to be executed....