The Role of the Narrator in Blood Brothers Essay

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The Role of the Narrator in Blood Brothers

The play, Blood Brothers, written by Willy Russell, is a very interesting play. It is about a mother with seven children and twins nearly due. Her employer cannot have kids and the mother is worried about financial support for her self and children(((((did they have child support in 1986??)))))))), she has trouble supporting seven as it is never mind eight, but nine is too much for her. She gives one of them away to her employer. Before the twins are born they makes a pack that the two boys will never know the truth and they will be kept apart. She gives one of her new babies to her employer. The boys do meet and become ‘Blood Brothers’ at the age of seven. They were friends until
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He opens and closes the play and links the scenes between.

The narrator sets the scene,

“There’s on use clutching at your rosary

The devils in the back yard, he can see

Through the gaps in the certain he sees it all.”

He opens the play

“….bring on the mother let the story begin”

He closes the play and links the scenes.

“Seven years later…….. Several years later……Two years later”

The narrator does all of these thing so that the audience knows what is happening in the play, when the actual story begins, ends if any significant time has passed in the play, because if a member of the audience doesn’t know if the play is in action or the narrator is speaking of any time passed in the play then that person will have a very hard time understanding what the play is about.

When the narrator creates a mood for a peculiar scene, he is basically giving the audience a mood for that scene. The quote that I used is telling the audience that someone has done something terrible and the devils after him. This is automatically giving the audience the feeling that some thing is going to happen to that person for his bad doing. The narrator also used psychology to put the audience on a peculiar mood for the scene coming. He does this by using repetition in his speeches.

“The days are free and endless when you’re nearly eighteen

Yes the days are free and endless when you’re nearly eighteen”

When the narrator says this, the audience
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