Blood Brothers

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Blood Brothers.
“Blood Brothers” was released in 1983. It was written by Willy Russel. The play is about an important message that Willy Russel is trying to convey. The message is about class. It is also about superstition, how it effects the lives of people and how it effects a persons personality. In the play there are two twins separated at birth. There called Mikey and Edward. One of the twins is given away to a higher class family (Edward), a wealthier family, a family giving more opportunity of having a good education. As a result one of the twins grows up being very well educated and the other twin (Mickey) growing up in poor family, with lots of brothers and sisters, and a bad education. The two twins don’t see each other until the reach the ages of early adolescence .After this sighting they both wish they are each other. Edward saying “if I was like him I’d know some real birds apart from those in my dreams and in magazines” this quote shows that Mickey is liked by the girls. Mickey says “If I were him I’d know all the right words” this shows Edward is intelligent using good words and speaking formally. William Russle is conveying the importance of class and differences that class can cause in this play. Willy Russel based his plays in 1980’s in Liverpool which had lots of problems at the time due to the closing down of mining sites. in 1980’s Northern England had lots of unemployment resulting with a divide in classes. This left people who were unemployed with a stereotype as the working class and the wealthier people who kept there jobs as the middle class. Evidently Russels views of society was that the working class was treated as being ‘daft, stupid, and undeserving’. Willy Russel had experienced the stereotype of working class as his dad worked in the mines and factory in the 1980’s. The family grew up very poorly. I think this is what encouraged Willy Russel to write this play. I think this is also why he is conveying the importance of the...
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