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

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Act 3 Part 1 Summary

Bernarda and her daughters eat dinner on their patio. They've been joined by Bernarda's friend Prudencia, who talks with Bernarda about her family's troubles. A loud thumping is heard, and Bernarda says it's the stallion in the stable kicking the wall because he's too hot. She talks about how he'll be taken to the mares in the morning. Adela gets up to get some water, but Bernarda shouts for a pitcher of water to be brought in. She forces Adela to sit back down. Prudencia starts talking about Angustias' wedding, and the conversation reveals that Pepe's family will come for Angustias in three days. Her engagement ring has pearls on it, and pearls traditionally signify tears. Angustias says that things are different now, and pearls represent happiness. Prudencia hears the bells ring at the church and goes out to join in the final prayers of...

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