The House of Bernarda Alba Act III Summary and Analysis

Federico Garcia Lorca

Act III Summary and Analysis

New Character
Prudencia, a woman from the neighborhood.

Summary
Scene: An interior patio. Bernarda and the daughters are eating. Prudencia, a woman from the village is present. Poncia is serving them.

Prudencia and Bernarda discuss Prudencia’s family: Her husband is stubborn and holds a grudge over an inheritance. The daughter has never been forgiven for disobeying the father. Bernarda remarks that, “A daughter who disobeys stops being a daughter and becomes an enemy.”

The conversation is interrupted by the sounds of a breeding stallion. Bernarda orders the laborer to let the stallion free and lock up the mares if necessary. García Lorca, here,...

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