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Hoe does Russell create a sense of tension and conflict for the audience between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone in the play 'Blood Brothers' ?

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BLOOD BROTHERS COURSEWORK Hoe does Russell create a sense of tension and conflict for the audience between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone in the play 'Blood Brothers' ? Willy Russell creates a sense of tension and conflict between the two main female characters in the play which are Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons. Russell uses many different techniques to do this. Willy Russell creates a sense of tension and conflict for Mrs Johnstone immediately because she is a mother with a lot of children, no husband, very little money and she is pregnant. This creates a sense of tension and conflict because she is a single mother that has to take care of her children with very little money and she is in debt which she can't pay off: 'Next week, next week. Next week never arrives around here, I'd be a rich man if next week ever came' this was said by the milkman. ...read more.

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Mrs Johnstone got so many childrens because her husband was a womaniser. Willy Russell creates a sense of tension for Mrs Lyons because she is the complete opposite of Mrs Johnstone, she is a lone woman with no children although she has got money and a husband. Mrs Lyons has a big house to her self in which she passes time alone while her husband is always away for several months on business. This creates a sense of tension and conflict for Mrs Lyons because she bought a big house for her future children which she doesn't have: 'actually Mrs Johnstone we bought such a large house for the- for the children. We thought children would came along'. This quote proves that Mrs Lyons wants a child it is the emptiness she feels in her life. Mrs Lyons always dreamed about having a child of her own: 'each day I look out from this window, I see him with his friends, I hear him call, I rush down but as I fold my arms around him, he's gone. ...read more.

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Mrs Johnstone creates a sense of tension and conflict for Mrs Lyons also because when the two brothers starts to grow up, they start becoming friends and then they become "blood brothers", this creates tension and conflict for Mrs Lyons because she is trying to stop them finding out that they are real brothers and that Mrs Johnstone is the birth mother. Mrs Lyons' son starts to get in trouble staying with Mickey who is Mrs Johnstone's son Mrs Johnstone creates more tension and conflict for Mrs Lyons when Mrs Lyons moves houses and goes away from Mrs Johnstone willing not to see them again, but Mrs Johnstone moves houses as well after some time then they find out that they're in the some place living near to each other again and both of the brothers are growing up together. Finally to end this essay I think Willy Russell used both tension and conflict . He did this by making Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons like real life characters. Some of the problems they go through are similar to what people in real life would go through. ...read more.

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