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