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Blood brothers by Willy Russell Analyse how Russell presents the brothers first meeting act one p22-27 what does the meeting reveal about the social and historical context of the play and how does it prepare us for the rest of the play.

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Blood brothers by Willy Russell Analyse how Russell presents the brothers first meeting act one p22-27 what does the meeting reveal about the social and historical context of the play and how does it prepare us for the rest of the play. One of the reasons that Willy Russell created this play to show us the difference in class difference that existed in Liverpool at the time 1980. He shows the difference by showing us the contrasting lives of both of the mothers and boys. Mrs Johnstone has a hard life having to work hard for a living and Mrs Lyons has an easy life and this also applies to the boys Mickey lives a hard life and Edward lives an easy life. He shows us that education, living conditions, housing and wealth can be affect someone's class and social background. This is shown by their education is different Edward's education is better than Mickey this is shown by Mickey not knowing what an dictionary is I know this because he says "course I do it's a, it's a thingy innit which implies that he doesn't know what it is". ...read more.

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Mickey doesn't know what a dictionary which shows he's a lower class. Mickey exaggerates because he say's you have to ask about twenty million times. When Mickey tells him about Sammy usually weeds on the sweets before giving it you he explodes in laughter because he isn't use to playing joke's this also show's the bond of the brother's their age bond's them and what they find humorous like the plate in Sammy's head. The boy's don't know anything about class but Sammy does we know this because Sammy refers to Edward as a "friggin poshy". Mickey say's Sammy has a plate in his head Mickey and Edward think that he seriously has got a plate in his head. Edward say's a dinner plate suggesting that Mickey has a big head. Edward also say's mam which is slang which shows he's a lower class. The effect of this is that Edward is well educated, but they both find it funny even though Mickey doesn't understand what a side plate is. Edward say's a side plate Mickey doesn't know what a side plate is but Edward does because he's posh he also say's smashing things which shows he's posh as well. ...read more.

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Edward lived an easy life his family are wealthy and have a nice house in a good area. Edward gets everything he wants; He has a good education good life when growing up and has a great childhood. The effect that Russell shows in presenting the brothers this way is showing how different the brothers are. How there is a big change in the brothers being different classes this is shown by there language I known this because Edward uses words like smashing, super fun and fantastic. Mickey uses slang he say mam and say y' rather than you. Mickey uses swear words I known this because he says I'm not playin' now 'cos I'm pissed off which show he a lower class than Edward. And the way they act also show the change in class Mickey is use to playin tricks on each other I known this because Mickey say 'cos, if our Sammy gives y' a sweet he's usually weed on it first. In my opinion Russell was successful in showing the different class the way he presents the brother in the there first meeting shows the brothers two different in everyway possible he shows there classes though language, the way they act, there families and there way they are educated. ...read more.

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