The House of Bernarda Alba - Act 1 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Part 3 Summary

When the daughters are gone, Bernarda asks Poncia what the men on the patio were talking about that Angustias overheard. Poncia tells her they were discussing how a woman was abducted from her home and taken out into the country by a gang of men, returning the following morning with loose hair and wearing flowers. They talk about her being a bad woman, saying that neither she nor the men who abducted her were actually from the village. Bernarda comments on how Angustias always flirts with the men, leading Poncia to comment that all the girls are the right age to be married. When Bernarda angrily tells her that none of the men in the village are good enough for them, Poncia suggests they could have moved. Bernarda reminds her that she's a servant and has no right to have opinions. She orders the Servant...

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