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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." ...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.

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