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

Blood Brothers Evaluation

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Blood Brothers Evaluation Blood Brothers was first performed in a secondary school in Fazakerly, a suburb of Liverpool, in 1982. It was set in the 60's and 70's, and shows the maturation process of the main characters lives; from children to adults. It shows two decades of uneven economic structures, with the wealth spread out unfairly, which is emblemised in the play through depicting two families, from completely different levels, with no link between the families. Willy Russell shows this class divide by giving the children different experiences, and splitting the twins dramatically shows how opportunities depict their life outcomes. Willy Russell has experience in the Johnstone family's situation, as he grew up in a poor Liverpudlien family, which are socially and economically divided from the wealthy Liverpudlien families. The play infers that Mrs. ...read more.

Middle

Willy Russell uses language to separate Mickey's poor family from Edward's rich family, giving Mickey, his family and friends a broad Liverpudlien accent, and Edward and his family received pronunciation. My scene begins with Mrs. Johnstone screaming, searching for Mickey, as he is trying to find something, and he has a gun, enters at the estate where he used to live; it is light, but damp and dirty. Mickey has been released from jail one year early for good behaviour; he was on medication that was supposed to treat his chronic depression, and could not stop taking it. He and Edward have not spoken since their argument before Mickey was put away. Mickey has had an argument with Linda, and she has been meeting up with Edward. Edward has arranged Mickey and Linda a new job and house. ...read more.

Conclusion

We see MICKEY, standing in the road where his house once stood. MICKEY falls to his knees and starts to sob. Enter MRS. JOHNSTONE and LINDA from the wealth part of the estate." This doesn't use swearing, anger, or a dangerous situation to create drama, but suspense, expressed by Mrs. Johnstone and Linda panicking. Finally, I believe that my ending scene flows well because of the difficult positions that the characters get themselves into, starting off with Mickey upset with Linda, and the badly timed arrival of Edward following Linda. I feel that the fact that Mickey does not fully comprehend his situation and actions to follow, going to the one place that he should be safe and having the thing he is trying to get away from follow him (which is also significant towards the fact that Edward and Mickey are twins and they can never fully be separated), is enough for Him and Edward to end up dead. Fin' ?? ?? ?? ?? Ben Palmer 10s Page 1 5/10/2007 ...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. Blood brothers - Willy Russell writes entertaining drama and champions the socially disadvantaged

    We can interpret this two ways, either she really is frustrated that she can't stop having children constantly, or this is her little advantage over Mrs. Lyons and her tone will be light-hearted and she actually enjoys this. I think that would be down to how the dialogue in that

  2. Willy Russell's Blood Brothers - The Grand Theatre Leeds.

    This represented and symbolised the blood all the way through. It represented that Linda was the thing which linked Eddie and Mickey together, as a child and as adults. Even though Linda was young her outfit as a child was very feminine and elegant.

  1. Blood Brothers Evaluation

    This creates tension throughout the musical. Adults play the children in Blood Brothers; this is so you can relate to the characters when they grow older. If you can relate to the same character throughout the play you feel more emotionally depressed and miserable when they go through the trials of life.

  2. Blood brothers - Live Performance Review

    After Mickey was released from prison we saw a completely changed man. Jones used movement and his voice to really portray Mickey's vulnerability. Mickey's movements were slow and it seemed like every step he took was agony. His speech was slow, and his voice was extremely quiet.

  1. Blood Brothers Evaluation

    The performance had a good use of levels because when Mickey was getting told off by his mother (Mrs Johnstone) she stood up and was leaning over him and he was on his knees on the floor. This shows that Mrs Johnstone had power over him because he was scared of her.

  2. Blood Brothers Evaluation

    In that play an introduction is given by the ever popular Greek chorus, not unlike our modern day narrator. In Greek times a leader of the chorus interacted with the characters in the play, and spoke for the general population, this has been shown in the narrator of 'Blood Brothers'.

  1. Blood Brothers - The Evaluation

    The props used also added to the realism of the play, for instance, the bin lids and pellet guns created the 'street atmosphere' in those days. Subsequently the guns at the end seemed very realistic - the 'bang' they made sounded as if a real gun had been fired.

  2. On October 16th I went with my drama class to see a production of ...

    When he comes back, everything has changed, Mickey has married his girlfriend Linda, who's pregnant, and he's broke because there aren't any jobs. Mickey tries to get some money for being a lookout for his older brother Sammy who's a bit of a criminal, but he gets caught and has to go to jail.

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