Society And Motifs In Federico Lorca's Blood Wedding

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An Analysis of the Roles of Society and Motifs in Federico Lorca’s Blood Wedding

As my understanding was developed in the play Blood Wedding by Federico Lorca, the roles of society and motifs are consistently revealed through the play.These helped develop the themes of cycle of life, the progression of time, choice, and fate. Roles of society such as family inheritance, conflicts, and expectations was emphasized throughout the story.The motifs help foreshadow and connect with roles of society in events that will occur. Thus the motif of Greed which is depicted in characters like the Father. Also the motif of knives which are brought up again and again by multiple scenes and characters.The roles of society help bring understanding
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Cursed be all knives, and the scoundrel who invented them.”(34). Also in act one scene two “His poor hooves,his long mane was frozen and deep in his eyes stuck a silvery dagger. Down he went! And blood was running,oh,more than water.”(47). This motif was carried along right to the end where the Bride and the Groom died together. The motif acted as a foreshadowment and was going to occur death and…show more content…
The roles of society included expectations,family inheritance, and how conflicts were dealt with. Expectations helped develop and correlate family inheritance. While family inheritance brought burdens and expectations to fill.The conflicts which bring the part of responsibility of family inheritance. Thus the motifs which foreshadowed what would happen in the play and what effect it had.The motifs were knifes that brought destruction and death. While greed brought the marriage together and conflict. Which then revealed the themes of cycle of life,the progression of time,choice, and fate. Lorca’s message is duties to family’s needs verse duties to self. Characters feel obligated to fufill familys wants and needs like the Bride to fulfill her family 's needs.Also the Bridegroom which followed everything and attended his mother’s needs.While Leonardo is different he goes against society which causes conflict of the Bride putting her own needs first.Now see the change which Lorca is trying to convey, that there is now the old generation verse the new generation.The old caring about their status and view to society.While the new is finding your own happiness.Over the course of the play conflict,roles,and motifs are developed in within the

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