1. Why does Danton's Death end with Julie and Lucille?
Quick answer:Gender in this play is mostly exhibited through the gender roles of Julie and Lucille. Both women are devoted to their husbands, but they differ in that Julie commits suicide and Lucille joins her husband in death by shouting ‘Long live the King’. This role of gender is also shown through the different political views of Danton, Saint-Just and Robespierre: Danton believes in a monarchy; Saint-Just believes the people should prevail; Robespierre believes only he should have power. Julie (1763–94) was a well-known figure among French Revolutionary figures, who played an active role during the Revolution as a journalist and pamphleteer.