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How does Willy Russell explore the themes of class and society in Blood Brothers?

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GCSE Blood Brothers

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How does Willy Russell explore the themes of class and society in Blood Brothers?

Willy Russell explores how class can make a big difference to society and people's lives in the play Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is set in Liverpool during the 1980's. During the 20th century unemployment and poverty was high which lead to a massive gap between the rich and poor. Willy Russell can relate to this as he himself was born outside of Liverpool and was of the working class. The class divide also meant the education of children would suffer as grammar schools were free however the working class must past the lit to gain entry. The pass mask was deliberately made high so the working class cannot go grammar school. This maintains the social system. I will explore in this essay the characters actions, dramatic techniques structure and context through social class and injustice.

Willy Russell shows the divisions of society in many different ways. Firstly he starts with Mrs Johnstone. She is quite poor and works for Mrs Lyons. The theme superstition implies that something bad will happen for example there might be a loss. Nothing will ever change what

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