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Blood Wedding Essay | Critical Essay #2

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Critical Essay #2

Roberto Cantu is a Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. In the following essay he examines the structure o/The Blood Wedding with regard to its formal aspects associated with tragedy of the Spanish Golden Age.

Originally set in southern Spain, Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding (1933) dramatizes a bride's ambivalence between a marriage sanctioned by society because it promises upward mobility, and the inward calling of a true love bound by the forces of fate. Lorca scholars have interpreted the play's theme of a love triangle as an allegory of Spain's modernization and the cultural crisis manifested prior to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), ominously anticipated in this drama of family murders and forbidden love. Viewed from a different perspective, the play's mythical cluster represented by the Moon, a Horse, and Death, unveils a symbolic dimension of madness, lustful passion, and the price paid when social conventions...

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