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Symbolism in "La Casa de Bernarda Alba"

Summary: Relates the play, "La Casa de Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca to the Spanish Civil War.
Federico García Lorca's play, "La Casa de Bernarda Alba," is open to many interpretations because of its deep symbolic nature. Lorca was a poet and a writer, writing about something he cared a great deal for, Spain. He lived during the time of the Spanish Civil War, so naturally his work was full of emotion and symbolism. "La Casa de Bernarda Alba" is no exception. It is quite obvious from the beginning that Bernarda represents the ruling class, or the Monarchists, and that her oppressed daughters symbolize the subjugated citizens of Spain, or the left. The play is about the lives of these girls under their strict and overbearing mother, and how they strive to free themselves from her persecution.

Lorca uses this play to point out what he feels are major issues of the Spanish Civil War; however, he...

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