The House of Bernarda Alba

by Federico Garcia Lorca
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The House of Bernarda Alba

Lorca's tragic play La Casa de Bernarda Alba tells the tragic, fictional story of the five daughters of the titular character, Bernarda. Bernarda puts her daughters (the oldest of whom is the...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Garcia Lorca's intention is arguably, in this play and in other works, to show that the demands of a patriarchal society can cause women to victimize each other. Men are a kind of background entity...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Bernarda's behavior toward her daughters is abusive, even in the context of the time in which Garcia Lorca's drama takes place. She seems not to care or even to recognize that by keeping the girls...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

A suggestion to your inquiry could be to focus on Bernarda's obsession with keeping her daughters chaste, virginal, and free from sin. After all, she is now the head of the household, and the...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba can be summarized in one sentence spoken by La Poncia to the servant when the latter expresses her opinion that the Alba girls are wicked. La Poncia retorts: They're...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2013, 3:38 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Lorca gives us, in this play as well as in Blood Wedding and Yerma, a picture of rural Spain which is emblematic of the status of women everywhere in the premodern world. The irony in The House of...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019, 3:09 am (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca is a play in which a newly-widowed woman named Bernarda Alba keeps her daughters under a tight vigilance and under extreme control from the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011, 2:00 am (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

As the first act begins, we are introduced to Poncia, who is Bernarda’s main servant, and another lower servant. They are talking about the funeral of Bernarda’s husband, which has just ended, and...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019, 6:30 pm (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

A good essay title is one that gives a clear sense of what the essay is about. If possible, it should also be evocative, interesting, or fun in itself, but those are secondary. In "The House...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2008, 10:28 am (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

At the beginning of act 1 of Federico Garcia Lorca's 1936 play, The House of Bernarda Alba, the title character and her five daughters are attending the funeral of Bernarda's husband. While...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019, 2:30 am (UTC)

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The House of Bernarda Alba

In Act II, Poncia, the servant, says, "Fate has decreed I serve this convent!" The house is like a convent because the daughters have been denied suitors and must remain virgins until...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2007, 11:05 am (UTC)

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