What remains of a world that knows no ideals and no mercy, but is lost only in the sum of its individual interests? A fight for survival! This is how the 23 year old Georg Büchner analyses social conditions with a character who encompasses all of the major factors of life at the time, namely: the military,medicine, the church and the judiciary. When Marie leaves him, Woyzeck wants nothing more to do with this world, especially the doctor, the captain, his family, and certainly not a god, who most likely does not exist. He frees himself from all of these systems which have degraded him but the price is high. He murders his one true love.