So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba and Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca

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"So Long A Letter" by Mariama Ba and "Blood Wedding" by Frederico Garcia Lorca

Thesis: Characters that cause immense pain to another, especially to their consorts, succumb to death in the texts So Long A Letter and
Blood Wedding by Mariama Bâ and Federico García Lorca respectively.

Death is one aspect of life that prevents a person from being invincible. It is one of the inevitable occurrences that a man has to yield to. In the texts So Long A Letter and Blood Wedding by Mariama
Bâ and Federico García Lorca respectively, death is a poignant theme that has prevailed throughout the course of the text. The question is whether the deaths of characters in these texts are deserved, and devised by the authors due to the immense
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He deliberately forgot his older family only giving attention to his new wife, Binetou. This created hatred and antipathy in
Ramatoulaye’s heart for Modou as I quote:

“And to think that I loved this man passionately, to think that I gave him thirty years of my life, to think that twelve times over I carried his child. The addition of a rival to my life was not enough for him.
In loving someone else, he burned his past, both morally and materially. He dared to commit such an act of disavowal”

From this extract, it is evident that Ramatoulaye was not at all happy with her husband. This is because he was the cause of her grief; he abandoned her after all those years of marriage. She was also exasperated due to the fact that not only did he want to get married to a woman, but he also wanted to be a “sugar-daddy”. Therefore, she feels that the marriage was unnecessary. This is confirmed by the quote: “Was it madness, weakness, irresistible love? What inner confusion led
Modou Fall to marry Binetou?”

As we can see that Modou caused a lot of pain for poor Ramatoulaye; therefore, succumbing to death, I agree to the statement ‘characters that cause immense pain to another, especially to their consorts, succumb to death.’

Likewise, in Blood Wedding, we see the character of the protagonist,
Leonardo. His death is announced by the Beggar Woman and does not come as a shock due to the actions he had performed. The fact that he had angered his wife
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