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  • Mickey
    • Mickey sticks up for his Blood Brother.
      • Mickey doesn't know what a dictionary is but Eddie does - class.
    • Mickey and Eddie don't understand eachother because of class.
      • Mickey looks up to Sammy.
        • Russell presents Mickey as being carefree at the start because he speaks fast and has an enthusiastic tone.
          • "We were playing." Presented as happy and full of life.
            • Presented as role playing and living in a fantasy world as a child.
    • Becomes addicted to drugs resulting in Linda and Eddie having an affair.
      • Can't escape life problems because of social class.
        • Made redundant and becomes depressed after three years.
          • Rushes into marriage and fatherhood at a young age.
        • Unable to get a well paid job and works long hours doing menial tasks.
          • Mickey shows little interest in education and is constantly in trouble.
    • Desperation makes him agree to take part in an armed robbery which results in him being arrested.
    • Russell uses the recurring gun to hint at death.
      • Mickey uses bad language - class.
      • It is symbolic that there is a shooting, foreshadows future.


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