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Write 500 words showing how the Crucible and the House Of Bernada Alba are similar and how they differ.

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Write 500 words showing how the Crucible and the House Of Bernada Alba are similar and how they differ. The first similarity between the two plays is the period in which they were written in. The Crucible was written in the 19th century by Arthur Miller and the House Of Bernada Alba was written by Frederico Garcia Lorca also in the 19th century. But the two plays were both set in totally different times and places. The Crucible was set in the 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts but the House Of Bernada Alba is set at the beginning of the 20th century Spain. ...read more.


The struggle between individuals and society is shown through the whole of the two plays. Another similarity in the society of the two plays is that the women are oppressed. But here is a difference in the society of the two plays. In The Crucible they are Protestants but in The House Of Bernada Alba they are Catholics. There are many similarities in the culture of the two plays. Both the characters of The Crucible and The House Of Bernada Alba live lives of guilt. They must not indulge and they must live lives of worship and prayer. In both the plays men have higher status than the women as most of the women were housewives, servants or maids. ...read more.


Both of the plays are tragic because innocent people died for no reason. The Language of the two plays is different. In The Crucible, Miller uses formal, archaic language. The language used is very powerful. Old styles of addressing people were used such as Mister (men) and Goody or Goodwife (women). In the writing there is often a rhythm found. In The House Of Bernada Alba, Frederico Garcio Lorca uses totally different language. The language he uses is poetic and emotive. He conveys the emotions by using metaphor, symbols and imagery. Traditional Spanish songs and ballads can be seen throughout the play. The poetic imagery is used to express the fate destiny and tragedy of the play. Sammie Pennington 10P ...read more.

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