Class difference in Blood Brothers Essay

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How does Willy Russell demonstrate class difference in Blood Brothers?

"Blood Brothers" was written by Willy Russell in 1985. A Liverpudlian
West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their blood relationship until the inevitable quarrel caused through 'class' differences leads to the tragic outcome. In this essay, I will examine how Willy Russell demonstrates class differences in his play 'Blood
Brothers.' I will be looking at the differences between Mrs Lyons and
Mrs Johnson. The differences between Eddie and Mickey as young children at the age of seven. The different
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Y' knew y' wouldn't be able to pay didn't y'?" Mrs Johnson has eight children and so there is little attention given. In the play there is a teenage pregnancy; Mickey and Linda follow the same pattern as Mrs
Johnson. She has few luxuries, and has no toys for her many children.
Mrs Johnson is, however, a good parent in her own way. She "love the brunes, every one of them."

Mrs Johnson and Mrs Lyons are two very different people, Mrs Johnson hasn't got much time to spend with her children, and because she is busy working- "I know it's hard on all you kids, but try and get some sleep. Next week ill be earnin'," Mrs Lyons on the other hand is over protective and likes Edward to stay with her. She lives in constant fear of Edward discovering the truth.

Class difference in "Blood Brothers" is also seen when Mickey and
Eddie meet for the first time aged seven. Their social differences are shown by their language, behaviour of characters and how they react to each other.

Eddie is nave he has a sheltered life and is carefree, happy "bright and forthcoming." He is well educated and has a 'posh' accent, "super fun, actually" Also he knows what a dictionary is. Eddie talks to
Mickey happily despite their differences and with confidence offers a sweet. Mickey on the other hand is bored, suspicious streetwise and he has learnt to
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