The House of Bernarda Alba Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's setting up the exposition and background of the characters in the first act of the play. What is significant about using the servants to convey information about the play's characters? What reason does the author have for giving so much information about the characters so quickly?

Essay Topic 2

The character Bernarda is perhaps one of the most complex and intriguing presences in the play. Part 1.) What is the nature of Bernarda? Part 2.) What seems to be Bernarda's motivations for enacting such control over the people in her life? Part 3.) What trials might Bernarda be dealing with to account for her being so tyrannical over those living in her household.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the concept of mourning in the play. What does mourning represent to the characters in the play? What barriers does mourning play in the lives of the play's characters in terms...

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