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

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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." This is obviously a very powerful line and shows she obviously has had some sort of bad experience with knives. This also shows that the mother is quite insecure and, when we learn that the incident in question happened over 20 years ago, that she has extreme trouble letting go. When she tells the bridegroom "I want six grandchildren at the very least, now that your fathers gone." We understand that she

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