The House of Bernarda Alba - Act 1 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Part 2 Summary

Bernarda and the Mourners make small talk about the heat, servants and working in the fields. During the conversation, Bernarda orders her daughters not to cry, a little girl not to speak and Poncia to bring in lemonade. She also tells Poncia to take drinks to the men on the patio, but Poncia says they're already drinking. Bernarda tells her to make sure that the men leave the way they came, saying that she doesn't want them coming through her house and dirtying her floor. As the women drink their lemonade, they gossip about a woman in church, and Bernarda says that women shouldn't ever look at any man in church but the priest. She then leads the women in Latin prayers for the dead.

As the women go out, Poncia comes in with a bag of money from the men, collected to pay for...

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