In part one, “Cogida and Death”, Lorca creates the turmoil and Ignacio’s accident and the agony of death that eventually surrounded it. It immediately opens up at the very hour of the tragedy, “five in the afternoon” (1), and proceeds to dwell on the horrific details of the bullring. Lorca recreates the scene with, “A boy brought the white she...
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...nly art can preserve Ignacio, and with his words he will construct a verbal monument that will stand the test of time.
Garcia Lorca’s poem carries us all through the tragedy, to the bitter resolution. He paints us a morbid, cold but memorable scene of the death of Ignacio, while showing honesty in his feeling towards his beloved friend’s death. He refused to accept the bullfighter’s death at first, refusing to gaze upon his blood. But through this refusal he recounted the many wonders of his friend, which guided him to eventually look upon the body. As he does so, he ponders the mystery of death, and with the idea of death you will become nothing but a distant memory, and eventually be forgotten. But in Lorca’s final protest, or resolution, he accepts he will always carry his memory will him, and sing his name, giving him a permanent form that death cannot conquer.
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