- Linda is a tomboy because she catches a grenade and lobs it back
- Significant that she appears dressed as a gangsta moll
- Russell refers to Al Capone who was a real life gangsta. Al Capone foreshadows the life of crime for Linda, Mickey and Sammy
- We see Linda and Mickey's close friendship when she starts to dry his tears
- Russell shows us how close Linda and Mickeys relationship is "ooh gis a go" Have fun together
- Repitition of "Don't we Mickey" "Don't we Linda"
- Linda always tells Mickey she loves him but he hurries off all the time, she finally says "I give up with you Mickey Johnstone"
- Linda marries Mickey but has to deal with him being in jail and his drug problem
- She is depressed "I get depressed but I don't take these
- Linda seems to be following the same pattern as Mrs Johnstone
- Linda and Mickey can't afford their own house
- Linda is a strong person and isn't afraid of Sammy 'Undaunted, approaching Sammy'
- Linda is not pitiable when she reassures and comforts Mickey and appears more mature than Mickey. "But y'have to Mickey. Everyone does"
- Linda distracts the policeman "Waitin' for the ninety two bus" Sense of humour
- Linda is resourceful and helps Mickey get a job
- Falls pregnant early
- Organises Mickey for work like his mother
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