Death, in the form of an old woman beggar, and the moon. Although Leonardo is married already, he confesses to the Bride that he is still in love with her. The play closes with both women reflecting on the deaths of the men. The couple also breaks the wedding day cycle by taking off right after the vows have been said. The relationship between the Horse, which is so much associated with its master, and Leonardo could be seen as one between the dominant man and the submissive animal or it could be viewed as a partnership in which Leonardo is being led blindly with the horse as a force leading him to destruction, just as Lorca himself could be seen to be driven by his own homosexuality which roused considerable controversy in 1930s rural Andalusia. Young girl Leaving Neither did I! Theme: Gender Roles Blood Wedding takes a hard look at the consequences of traditional gender roles.
The Servant adds that the horse had a rider: Leonardo. But now my son is an armful of withered flowers. With the second scream the Beggar-woman appears, with her back to the audience. Bride The Bride was engaged to Leonardo at age fifteen, but due to strife between the families, the marriage never took place. And with the power to prove it. White stairways to the left and right. The Bride, though, has been isolated long enough and lashes out against this received ideal of femininity, using physical force to protect her wedding gifts from the nosy Servant.
He refuses and she asks him to kill her, or at least give her his gun so she can commit suicide. Bridegroom Energetically When I do find them! By cloistering herself in the home, she is physically and emotionally isolated from society. Death foreshadows the knife fight between the Bridegroom and Leonardo. The woodcutters speculate that the Bride is making love with Leonardo as they speak. Bride Where will we go? Because the wealth of the bridegroom was unknown to them and they didn't expect such wonderful gifts. Young girl Did you go to the wedding? Is the Bride happy about her impending marriage? What glass cuts at my tongue! Third woodcutter He rides a fine horse.
Why does Leonardo think that his relationship with the Bride ended? Beggarwoman Rousing herself Wait… She gazes at him. Did I not love my son enough? She is still stuck in the past. However, their portrayal as helpless victims at the mercy of a powerful and malevolent Moon arouses sympathy, suggesting that no character is fully good or evil. But this night my cheeks will be stained with red blood, and the reeds clustered in wide swathes of air. The conflict that arises between the Bride, Bridegroom, and Leonardo reflects on the consequences of traditional gender roles and physical and emotional isolation of individuals in society. Leonardo and the Bridegroom meet and kill each other in a knife fight. Hide your face in a veil.
Mother gives her the presents she bought, and reminds her that, as a wife, her duty will be to give the Bridegroom many children. Leave the green leaves of love. This break in the wedding ceremonies violates the solemn day, and soon after Leonardo and the Bridegroom are dead. Since the two never marry, Leonardo marries her cousin. She hated the fact that something like this even existed.
She strikes the Bride, who falls to the ground. On bedroom floors the coffins lie open. Leonardo Who put a fresh bridle on the horse? It mainly reminds her of the fact that both her husband as well as her son were both murdered, which is why she lives in a constant fear that her other son might be murdered as well. Leonardo intends to make sure that the bride knows how he feels. This need for blood is further supported many times throughout Blood Wedding after Leonardo and the Bride have escaped. Act 3, Scene 1 Summary Three woodcutters talk in the woods about the search for the bride and Leonardo. I believe that the mother dislikes knives because she is constantly reminded about her husband and son's death by it.
Answer : Seeings as it is a translated from its original language, the lullaby does not necessarily come off as a lullaby. Although a cruel thing, it does show revere for the Bride. The Bridegroom and a boy appear. It is understood that Leonardo is clever enough; he does not drink the water. Thou, why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. The chests, and the white sheets ache await on the empty bedroom floors the heavy corpses with slashed throats. The Moon appears very slowly.
But I bring the snow to their shoulders of jasper, and I flood, cold and harsh, the depths of the lakes. As Rupert Allen writes in his book Psyche and Symbol in the Theatre of Federico Garcia Lorca, the moon is susceptible to turning psychic tendencies into their apparent opposites. Likewise, the Mother physically and emotionally ostracizes herself from society. Better to die of loss of blood than live with poison in your veins. An explanation to this would be the fact that the wife and mother keep asking Leonardo about why the horse is so worn out when he comes home and so on, and how far he traveled and all of that. Because I wished to forget and build a wall out of stone between your house and mine.