Named for Heinrich Heine, author of the source of Act One, Heinrich is a bit of a conundrum. He’s a bit flighty and constantly cheerful, unless he’s in one of his angry fits, yet his family is on the rise and becoming more “respectable” and the behavior that goes along with that is not quite comfortable for him. Also, instead of finding a love interest that compliments his personality he’s involved with Adele who is even more spirited than he is. It’s not quite clear what make their relationship work. Heinrich’s vest is more developed butterfly idea than the other peasants to show his increasing wealth and rank.