The House of Bernarda Alba - Act 2 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Part 3 Summary

Bernarda comments to Poncia that Angustias will have to get married right away, saying that they've got to keep Pepe away from the house. Poncia asks whether he'll be content to go away, and she wonders what exactly Martirio was doing with the picture. Bernarda says it couldn't have been anything but a joke, but Poncia hints that something dangerous is going on in her family. She asks why Bernarda wouldn't let Martirio marry the man who was courting her. Bernarda angrily says she would never let the blood of their two families mix. She also says the only reason Poncia thinks something dangerous is happening is that she wants something dangerous to happen, and that if anything did happen nobody would ever know because it wouldn't go beyond the walls of the house. Poncia tells Bernarda that it's Adela that Pepe truly loves. Bernarda...

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