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Blood Brothers Essay Does Willy Russell want the audience to blame Mrs Johnstone in the scene where she agrees to give one of her children away? What dramatic and language techniques does Willy Russell use to influence the audiences emotions? Blood brothers is a musical set in the 1970's. Mrs Johnstone has 7 children and is expecting twins but she can not afford to look after them both and she is pressured into giving one away to Mrs Lyons. They swear on the bible but at first Mrs Johnstone is a bit hesitant because she doesn't actually want to give one away. ...read more.


Also she should have known that twins was possible and if she didn't risk it she wouldn't of had to give any of her children away. The second person I am going to blame is the gynaecologist (narrator) because I think he knew that it was going to be twins because he all of a sudden he gave up the milk round and became a doctor. Also I didn't think he wasn't a proper doctor because he uses slang like "lets have a listen to the baby's ticker" where as a proper doctor probably would have said "lets listen to the baby's heart beat shall we." ...read more.


Fourthly I am going to blame the government because they never helped her by giving her benefits when she needed it. If the government gave her money she wouldn't be saying "if I'm careful I can just scrape by." Finally I am going to blame Mrs Lyons because when she found out about there being twins she could have given Mrs Johnstone a raise or found her a better job with better pay instead of persuading her to get rid of one by saying "give one to me." In conclusion I think that Mrs Lyons and the government are mostly to blame because they could have helped her out with money until she got a proper job with a decent wage. ...read more.

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