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Following Adela's suicide, do you think Bernarda will continue to maintain such tight control over her surviving daughters? Do you think she will be successful at keeping the circumstances of Adela's death a secret from the town? Explain.

Research the social status of women in Spain in the 1930s. Based on historical records, how successful does Lorca seem to have been at depicting the issues faced by women of this time?

Examine the ways in which La Poncia serves as a mediator for the various conflicts in Bernarda's house. Why is she ultimately unsuccessful in preventing the tragic outcome of the play?

Research the impact of Francisco Franco's regime on Spanish culture. Why do you think The House of Bernarda Alba did not premiere in Spain until 1964?

Research Lorca's poetic and dramatic technique in the last years of his life. Why was he so adamant about achieving a more realistic style in The House of Bernarda Alba (so much so that he described the play as a "photographic document")?


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