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Explain how we explored and were influenced by the drama stimulus, a play called "Blood Brothers", to create various drama pieces.

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In this portfolio, I am going to explain how we explored and were influenced by the drama stimulus, a play called "Blood Brothers", to create various drama pieces. To create these drama pieces, I needed to find out what are the messages behind the play. The messages are also a form of themes. Therefore the messages are also called the themes. I am also going to compare contrast each of these themes. I have recognized some of the main themes. These themes are the most obvious themes; o Mother's love for their sons o Class - Working class vs. Higher class o Twins that are separated at birth o Superstition o Childhood and Adulthood o The city of Liverpool, Lifestyle there. o Comedy vs. Tragedy o A Love Story Blood Brothers shows the great emotions between the mother and her children. It also allows us to feel and get an insight to what lengths a mother can go to for the sack of her children and for the well being of her children. Blood Brothers shows that a mother can even give up her child, not because she doesn't want it but she cant afford to keep it and when she does give it up its in the child favour. ...read more.

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Johnstone couldn't say no when giving the child to her, as Mrs. Johnstone was a very religious person. Blood Brother shows that what lengths a woman can go to just for a child. This made me apologetic towards Mrs. Lyons. Superstition plays a big part in Blood Brother because Mrs. Johnstone was very superstitious. There were many sections in which superstition was mentioned. One of them was the superstition about "if twins ever meet they would both die". That was the fear behind the whole story, that was also the reason why Mrs. Lyons forbidden Eddie from meeting his "Friend" Mickey. The other superstition that accrued was the superstition about "if there are shoes on the table, then something bad will happen" that occurred when Mrs. Johnstone worked for Mrs. Lyons. But the bad thing that happened was the twins were separated. Blood Brothers go through many phase's, in which time has moved is described. These phases that it goes through are the ages of Mickey and Eddie. They are; o Before the birth of the twins o Straight after their birth o At the age of 7 years old o At the age of 14 - ...read more.

Conclusion

Love is one of the main reasons Eddie and Mickey both died, the reason being is because Eddie was in a way having a relationship with Mickey's wife. Even though he knew that they were married. The cause for Mickey's temper to raise and get to the stage of killing Eddie was because Mickey had always loved Linda (Mickey's wife) every since they were 7. They always had a soft spot for each other but it never publicized until they were 15. They then decide to get married when they were quite young. In this love story there was also a child, Mickey's and Linda's child. The reason behind why Linda went to Eddie was because Mickey was in jail for committing a robbery. Linda was left alone with this child and was depressed, she needed a shoulder to cry on, and that's why she turned to Eddie. She didn't turn to start a new relationship, just as a friend so that he can give her some friendly advice on what she can do but all that turned in to a new relationship between the two. When Mickey found out he couldn't control himself so he went to shot Eddie. ...read more.

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