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"Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell 1. In no more than 250 words write a description of the plot of "Blood Brothers" Set in the early 1980's, Merseyside, 'Blood Brothers' is a naturalistic play telling the story of twin brothers Mickey and Eddie who are born into a large working class family. Their mother struggles to cope with her job and the difficulties of being a single mother of nine children. When her financial situation fails to improve, Mrs Johnston, the mother of the twins agrees to let her Employer adopt one of the children. Mrs Lyons is unable to have children herself but would love a family, she manages to persuade Mrs Johnston that she will benefit from giving one child away and reluctantly, Mrs Johnston gives up one of the twins when they are born. ...read more.

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Later that day however, Mickey appears at Eddie's house, and when Mrs Lyons discovers who he is, she sends Mickey away. Eddie then has a huge argument with his mother which end in him telling her he likes Mickey more than her. She then lectures him explaining why she does not want him hanging round 'filth' like Mickey. Mickey and Eddie continue play together as they grow up. They become friends with a girl named Linda. Mrs Lyons is still concerned about the people her son is mixing with. She decides to move to the country. Ironically however, the thing she is so desperate to get away from, 'follows' her. ...read more.

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Returning home, Mickey has another argument with Linda in which he reveals that he believes Eddie is to blame for everything that has went wrong. The argument escalates and Mickey ends up going off in search of Eddie. Mickey turns up at Eddie's house with a gun and threatens to shoot him. The gun is actually a fake, but before he has chance to explain this, Mrs Johnston appears begging Mickey not to shoot and revealing that the two boys are in fact her twins. Then Mrs Lyons appears, who being completely mad by this time, fires her own real gun at Mickey. Eddie Dives in front of the bullet and gets shot. Mrs Lyons then turns the gun on Mickey and he is also shot. The play ends as Mickey and Eddie lie dead on the floor. ...read more.

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