What is the character analysis of Martirio in the House of Bernarda Alba.For my alevel exam in drama i am doing the house of bernarda alba. and i need to make a clear analysis of Martirio which is...

What is the character analysis of Martirio in the House of Bernarda Alba.

For my alevel exam in drama i am doing the house of bernarda alba. and i need to make a clear analysis of Martirio which is who im playing. any inputs would be nice.

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Martirio (24) is the third daughter of Bernarda Alba. She is very bitter about her life and in fact is dealt in a persistent unhappiness. She had liked one man in the past named Enrique Humanas whom was prohibited to come to Martirio's window by Bernarda. Just because his father was a field hand, Bernarda does not want 'her blood' to mix with them.

At first Martirio appears like another hopeless daughter but eventually falls into the place of the 'wicked woman'. Her act of stealing Pepe's photograph refers to some secrecy in her character. She over-concerns of Adela's restless behaviour which the reader finds as 'spying because of envy' rather than any kind of faternity which Poncia implies. Martirio explicits her jealousy for Adela having Pepe as her lover, for she is in love with the same person. She is very cruel that she would not let them unify. The supression has exceeded faternity which is exemplified by her final dialogued which say she no longer considers Adela as a sisiter but an enemy. She becomes the green serpent, the ultimate reason for the catastrophe, Adela's death is, Martirio's lie. She states that Pepe is shot and dead which is a lie but beleiving this Adela hungs herself. Fedrica Garcia Lorca provoked negative feelings towards this character, showing her wocked acts. Yet these actions illustrate the intensification of the ongoing supression.

They are women without men. When it comes to that you even forget your own blood.

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