(Presented in Spanish)
Federico García Lorca was a writer and poet in Spain during the early 1900s. The last play Lorca wrote was “La Casa de Bernarda Alba” or “The House of Bernarda Alba”, which tells the story of Bernarda Alba and her strict control over her five daughters.
Lorca explores themes of sexual repression, oppression of women, and discrimination against lower social classes. The play is riddled with references to animals, including horses, sheep, dogs, and mules. In my paper, I examine how Lorca uses animal metaphors and symbolism to demonstrate and emphasize the play’s themes.
Hannah Bostwick, ’16
Sponsor: Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour