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Use of Language in the play 'Blood Wedding'.

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Use of Language I am analysing the play to help me understand the meaning of the play and the characters. This play is a translation of 'Blood Wedding' as Federico was Spanish writer so therefore all the literature won't all be there. Plays aren't easy to translate, as when it has been translated it must ensure that the final product works o stage as well as a play in a book. Lorca's translation took place in April and may 1988 in Madrid. The main problem with presenting and translating Lorca's play was that the characters speak from their souls and that Lorca's has writing in a theatre of poetry and emotions. The title "Blood Wedding" suggests tension throughout the play and the passionate union of two lovers, the bride and the bridegroom and Leonardo and the wife. In Act One Scene One we are introduced to the mother and the bridegroom. We can see that Lorca has represented the mother as being very over protected of the Bridegroom. ...read more.

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I think Lorca represents the mother as a bitter, evil old woman who doesn't think about her sons' future as she is always shouting, saying nasty things. I have also notice that she asks a lot of question, this shows that she is curious especially about the lady her son will be marrying, " Do you know my son's....?" I think Lorca has chosen the language he has because it helps the audience to understand the characters more, their relationships with one another and to learn more about the characters personalities. I feel that the mother and the bridegroom do have a loving relationship after analysing the use of language they use. " You'll be so happy! Both of you." I can see that they have communicated with each other strongly. Although we see that the mother isn't happy with him getting married, I think its because she doesn't want to feel as though she has lost another member of her family. ...read more.

Conclusion

But as Leonardo talks to her, telling her she's wrong, we begin to learn that she was the one who decided they should run away together. The language they use is filled with passion, "Naked....feel myself burn." " it's the scent of your breast." " Let's just go from here...whispering all around." And is also very poetic, " And grew thick with weeds." Lorca is using this language to show us that the bride didn't know whom she wanted to be with, someone with money or someone who she loved. The couple are very affectionate we can see that Leonardo really loves her, as there is a lot of touching, they are dedicating their love for one another. If this book didn't have the language it has, then the book wouldn't have maybe had a different ending. Lorca uses poetic language in his plays, it explains why such a theatrically innovative play "Blood Wedding" is full of echoes of folk culture. Poetic language shows expression of each character. The creation of poetry in "Blood Wedding" can lead us to imagery, we sense the feeling the characters are feeling. Lorca's dramatic language possesses a symbolism of imagery. ...read more.

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