Lorca and sexuality - How does Lorcas incorporate both...

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How does Lorcas incorporate both traditional Spanish tropes and “foreign” influences to explore sexuality and death? Lorca is especially sexual in the first story “The Faithless Wife”. There are many instances, which he alludes to and puts it upon the reader to infer what is taking place. The second line of the story “believing she was a maiden” is implicative that this woman is a virgin if you take maiden in the true meaning of the name. However, when I first read the line I was already on a track to think of her more as a mistress due to the nature of the title. If Lorca had titled this story “The Faithful Wife” then one might read maiden as its true meaning of “virgin”. When Lorca refers to her sleeping breasts as hyacinths, technically he is referring to a foreign flower, to Spain at least. The hyacinth has been considered in some cultures as having an association with rebirth. So as Lorca touched
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2008 for the course ENGL 222 taught by Professor Harker during the Spring '08 term at University of Mississippi School of Law.

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