Blood Wedding Character Analysis

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Blood Wedding is a particularly distinct play where only Lorca can decipher the placement of characters and their symbolic connotations. He presents characters in a unique manner to express personal beliefs and controversial issues surrounding society at he time of the play. One character that stood out to me was Leonardo, his spitefulness and bitterness was an appealing feature that will not go unnoticed. He has varied features that contrast definitely from the other cast. Analysing this character in considerable depth will expose why Lorca used this character. Furthermore exploring purpose and reasoning that otherwise will be undetectable by a general observation.

Leonardo 's outpour,"I 've been asking myself night and day who was to blame...
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Catholicism was the predominant religion throughout the whole of Spain, this altered the characters, style and tone. View of love was for only financial gain, parents blessings were heavily influenced by the family 's economic standpoint. The fathers formal response to the Mother, "If I had been blessed with sons, I would have bought everything from the mountains right down to the stream." from here we can see that the Father alludes to the idea of the family having sons and working on land "from the mountains right down to the stream". The father is conferring the financial position that the Bride and Bridegroom should be driving to. The viewpoint on this relationship is excluding the idea of love and the emotional attachments that suggesting fathers of daughters were in an economic mindset. A blessing is usually referred to the approval of well-being to someone, however, the father is referring to the additional financial gain for himself. Lorca is displaying the theme of greed through the father, he is an embodiment of the controversial and unscrupulous mindset that Lorca deemed to expose. Leonardo 's love would cause friction and conflict between these ideas since he was rejected from the Bride whom he truly loved due to financial circumstances. After he was encouraged to marry her cousin which left him unhappy. The love for the Bride would not …show more content…
The divergence of the ominous poem is explicitly different from the proposed idea of two women cradling a child. As the Wife sings, "Oh, the poor, poor horse who just wouldn 't drink" it is illustrating Leonardo. The proposition that the "horse" would not "drink" is very similar to Leonardo not pursuing the girl he has a clear destined love for. Lorca has carefully paid attention to the syntax, the repetition of "poor" reinforces the distraught of the "horse" (Leonardo). The repetition also emphasises the tormented, troubled and agitated pain the horse is experiencing. The pain depicted in the poem is physical but the pain that Lorca is portraying is emotional. The need to drink is a necessary process required in order to live, therefore enhancing that Leonardo must love the bride and chase his desire to be with her. The wife also sings"in the shivering cold snow the cold horse of dawn." the snow is significant, it represents the idea of freezing the internal notions. The snow suspends and fetters passion within Leonardo, it also links with the idea of dualism. Further on in the play Lorca refers to the Brides blouse "of shining snow", Lorca paid close attention to this reference. The blouse is going to finally bury Leonardo, restraining him from pursuing his passion. Another reference found at the end of the play when Leonardo and the Bride are

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