In the form of this unconventional, lonesome figure, his message holds great resonance and familiarity.
Thus, much of the comedy is derived from Günther’s apparent lack of concern for his own existence. Constantly breaking the fourth wall to communicate his own sensitivities, it is clear that Wurzinger wishes to explore the very absurdity of life itself, in the elevated context of life as sacred and death as an affliction. By doing this, it allows the protagonist to come across as somebody that we can directly communicate and sympathize with, as opposed to a character that we simply analyze and contemplate. Rather than treat mortality as a subject to be feared, Günther allows us to experience it in all of its highs and lows.
As we are led through all the trivialities and peculiarities of Günther’s life, what endures throughout the play is a persistent sense of acceptance that governs his principles. In light of his own destiny, it coaxes us, the viewers, into adopting his worldview. In the form of this unconventional, lonesome figure, his message holds great resonance and familiarity. For a show to end in tragedy, it is strange, yet heartening, to leave with a sense of renewed buoyancy.