Day 1

Blood Wedding Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does the Bride mean when she says that she wishes she were a man? How is this sentiment a symptom of the times the Bride lives in?

    Blood Wedding is set in rural Spain in the 1930s, at a time when women had few rights. Women were expected to get married and have a family, and generally could not exist independently without a male partner in the world. The Bride loves Leonardo and wishes to be with him instead of the Bridegroom, yet she also resents the obligations imposed on her as a woman to get married at all. She's expressing her taste for independence and perhaps adventure.

  2. 2

    What do you make of the Bridegroom’s mother’s emotional state as we witness it in the...

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