• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

At the beginning of the play "Blood Brothers", the narrator introduces Mrs Johnstone as The mother so cruel is this an accurate description of her?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

At the beginning of the play Blood Brothers, the narrator introduces Mrs Johnstone as ?The mother so cruel? is this an accurate description of her? Blood brothers is a play about two twin brothers, Mickey and Edward who are separated at birth, due to the fact their mother, ?Mrs Johnstone? can?t financially and physically cope with looking after both children and both ending up growing up in completely backgrounds; one a quite privileged background and the other a poor upbringing. In the beginning of the play the mother of Mickey, Mrs Johnstone is described as ?a mother so cruel?, in a way she is cruel. However is this description an accurate description of her? ...read more.

Middle

Firstly, Mrs Johnstone was quite poor and she had seven children already and another two would be too much for her to handle, due to the fact she would not be both physically and financially able to and she probably thought giving away Edward was the best thing for her to do not only for Edward?s sake but also for her other children?s sake. Also, this isn?t an accurate description, because it wasn?t Mrs Johnstone?s idea to give one of her twin babies away in the first place, it was Mrs Lyons. When Mrs Lyons says ?give one of the to me?, Mrs Johnstone never previously thought of the idea and suddenly realizes what a good idea it is and convinces herself it?s the best thing to do and that her child will end ...read more.

Conclusion

of Marilyn Monroe? and her husband did not want to take her dancing anymore and we learn how her children have led her to age a lot quicker, as she says ?by the time I was twenty, I looked forty two?. This shows how hard things must?ve been for her and shows maybe she ?had? to give her baby away for her own sake too. Overall, I don?t think ?a Mother so cruel? was an accurate description of Mrs Johnstone, because she was under a lot of pressure before giving birth to twins and was only trying to at least give one of her sons a good life. She probably didn?t particularly want to give away Edward, but was only being a loving mother and was doing what she thought was best for him. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Blood Brothers section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Blood Brothers essays

  1. The Function of the Narrator in Blood Brothers

    of them could stay like that forever, And only if we could predict no changes in the weather, And only if we didn't live in life, as well as dreams And only if we could stop and be forever, just eighteen."

  2. neither mother is without guilt

    But, however at the end of the play the author highlights that Mrs Lyons is guilty as she: "Turned Mickey around and pointed out Edward and shows Linda to him." Which shows that she is guilty by telling Mickey, Eddie is having an affair with Mickey's girlfriend, Linda.

  1. Blood Brothers - The Narrator

    While Mrs Johnstone opens up to him about her problems, he seems unconcerned and shows no compassion or care for her, instead he simply says, 'congratulations. And the next one please, Nurse.' 'The next one' shows just how much he doesn't care, he feels that he is only doing his

  2. To what extent is the Summer Song sequence, sung by the narrator, a watershed ...

    Edward hasn't realised that the relationship between himself and Mickey has changed over time. "EDWARD: I thought we were...were blood brothers. MICKEY: That was kids stuff, Eddie...You are still a kid, aren't y'?" Russell uses Edward as a representation of all that is bad about the upper classes.

  1. In 'Blood Brothers' we discussed how the narrator affects the play and how the ...

    So the Narrator can be used to constantly remind the audience that the superstition will not go away and if they know, they will die. In order to apply this idea to practical work and to use a narrator, we were given four scenarios to work with.

  2. My Mother Said I Never Should - response.

    Doris mother was a single parent and during those times, it was truly unheard of. This is possibly why Doris is not as uptight as maybe people of her same generation should be. Margaret is a much more complex role because it is obvious that she is a very troubled

  1. Family seperation - Hot seating and role play - I have chosen to do ...

    There seems to be so much pain between them, and just feels really horrible altogether. And a lot of the time there's one parent manipulating another. Role of the narrator: The scene we worked on was the scene with Mickey and Sammy where the robbery situation occurs and Mickey is arrested.

  2. What is a hero? In this essay I will be discussing three short stories ...

    So she is a hero - just not one that we would normally expect to find. The next story that I am going to discuss is 'Half-Brothers' by Elizabeth Gaskall. The title of this alone sets us up with expectations -it automatically makes us think that the bond between these brothers isn't very strong.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work