• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Blood Wedding. How does the Playwright use Language to demonstrate the Characters' Personalities the Plot and the Style of the Play?

Extracts from this document...


How does the Playwright use Language to demonstrate the Characters' Personalities the Plot and the Style of the Play? The plot of Blood Wedding is quite complex although it seems simple. The main focus is the wedding between the bride and bridegroom, however Lorca makes lots of references to blood and death as hints of what is to happen at the climax of the play. For example he is constantly referring to the death of the bridegrooms father and brother, who were killed by members of the Felix family. In the opening scene, the mother, after only saying 5 lines, immediately makes a reference to death, she says "Damn the Knife, Damn all Knives and the devil that brought them into the world." ...read more.


We understand that she feels very lonely and almost abandoned. We later learn that it has been 20 years since she has even been to the top of the street where she lives. We realise she is a lonely, fragile lady who's only company is her son and a neighbour who visits now and then. The Maid on the other hand is very different. She is a cheeky young woman who likes to wind the bride up. When she tells the bridegroom she left him a late night snack for him and the bride on their wedding night and the bridegroom says he doesn't eat at night, she responds "Well I'm sure the brides appetite will have been.. ...read more.


She is also very cheeky and likes to stir up trouble. For example, when she and the mother are gossiping she says: "Just the other day they brought back my neighbours boy with both his arms sliced off by the harvesting machine." And she's also the person who reveals the past relationship between the bride and Leonardo Felix. Compared to all three of these people the person who is contrasted most is the bridegroom. He is innocent, young, in love and is easily embarrassed, so we find out in Act 1 Scene3. We can see he loves the bride when he says: "Every time I leave you I feel I have been rooted up or ripped in two, I get this sort of lump in my throat." But she clearly has something to hide and I don't think he quite notices. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. A Comparative Study of the Theme of Love in Romeo and Juliet and the ...

    Juliet also pulls a knife in order to take her own life in Friar's presence just three scenes later, after Capulet decides Juliet will marry Paris: "If all else fail, myself have power to die" (III.V.242). Meanwhile, they are so blinded that in their eyes, they see nothing but each other.


    As they know that the lovers end is death. In the same scene a basic dramatic irony occurs when the audiences know that Romeo is cheerless because he is away from his love Juliet. However, Bonvolio and Mercutio are teasing Romeo because they think that his misery is because of his unrequited love for Rosaline.

  1. Compare the way in which Luhrmann and Zeffirelli introduce the characters of Romeo and ...

    I will now look at the similarities and differences between the two versions. Both directors decided to frame Romeo the first time he is seen - Zeffirelli in an archway and Luhrmann in a cliff. Both the films suggest Romeo has been alone in the first shots of him as he is seen walking back into the city by himself.

  2. Contrast the first occasion when Romeo and Juliet are together, at the Ball, Act ...

    Romeo and Benvolio arrive with their close friend Mercutio, and are standing in the background concealed amidst the masquer's, watching the dancers, the climate here is one of suspense and tension, as Romeo and Benvolio have not been invited to Lord Capulet's ball, as they are both Montague's and bitter enemies.

  1. For never was a story of such woe than that of Juliet and her ...

    But, as was evident from the start, their love, trapped between the rancorous dispute, could have but a catastrophic end. In the play, the Prince accuses the families of killing Romeo and Juliet, " . . . Capulet, Montague, see what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heavens finds means to kill your joys with love!"

  2. Compare how Zeffirelli and Luhrman direct the ending of Romeo and Juliet.

    However, substantial amounts of the script have been cut out in order to make the plot less complex and the film more intense and interesting for the benefit of the younger target audience. Clearly, the contrasting styles of Luhrman's and Zeffirelli's films have ensured that there are many differences between

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work