Personal safety of the women is more important than their spiritual or cerebral development.
The Mother prides herself in saying,” Life–that’s what they need more than anything else–life.” (Mother, page 19).
The parents have the ultimate authority of marrying their daughters into rich families, irrespective of the consent of the bride. In utter desperation the Bride wishes, she were a man so she could have more options in life. But it will be too late for the society to realize it as the society is prejudiced and biased firmly when it comes to women’s right to freedom and equality.
Lorca lashes upon the hypocrisy of the people when they want the brides to be virgins.
And there is no gainsaying that the man made honour code is the farcical sword of justice that makes the woman suffer at the hands of this cruel and unjust society.
Like every society, the Andalusian society is formed on the pillars of religion.
The Catholic Christians firmly believe in the commandments, “thou shalt not commit adultery.” In such a rigid society there is no place for divorce or remarriage.
The Mother and the Father lead their lives in isolation without giving second thoughts of remarriage.
It is their nemesis since virginity is to be preserved in the name of familial honour.
The deflowered woman is nothing but damaged goods that stain her family honour by not suppressing her sexuality.