Blood Brothers Mickey Act One

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  • Micky- Act 1
    • Micky aged seven is knocking incessantly at the door. he is carrying a toy gun.
      • incessantly:an action that continues or repeats without interruption.
    • "why was the door bolted?, was it the rent man?"
      • Tragic as Micky is painfully aware of his mothers financial instability
  • stage direction pg 21
    • Micky's Monologue; I wish I was our Sammy
      • Monologue foreshadows Mickys fate
      • Micky complains about Sammy stealing his toy gun.
        • Guns become a recurring symbol throughout the rest of the play
          • foreshadowing the life of crime the two boys face & the lifestyle Micky is brought into
      • tone is wishful and positive. also humorous and playful
  • Micky idolises "his Sammy" = Sammy is his role model
  • Monologue foreshadows Mickys fate
  • "He's allowed ton play with matches and he goes to bed dead late"
    • teaches us about Mrs J's roles as a mother- not very strict!
  • "But im not im nearly 8"
    • Repetition shows the fustration Micky has in thr rhythmic verses as he wants what he cant have
  • tone is wishful and positive. also humorous and playful
  • Created as a friendly, excitable character. likes to play adventure games and pulling pranks
  • wants to impress sammy but can't and cannot say no to him. FORESHADOWING his choices in the play at a later stage.
    • (Tries to snatch the gun of Sammy but Sammy is too fast)
  • Class Divide between Micky and Eddie in Act 1
    • Language differs
      • pg 23-25 Humorous child quality of Micky describing the plate in Sammy's head.
      • Micky: Fuck of
        • Edward: "Pardon"
  • (Produces a penknife)
    • (Tries to snatch the gun of Sammy but Sammy is too fast)
    • Kids Game: Micky and Linda are in a gang. Linda the 'Moll' - Gnagster wife
      • (carrying a condom filled with water)
        • too young to have access to condoms at 10years old
  • Pg 38. Smmys gun from toy to air pistol
  • Mickey-"Ah take no notice- we've been caught loads of times by the policeman
    • shows no disipline & he encourages Edward to shoot the gun
  • "when he was little me mam was at work and our Donna Marie was suposed to be looking after him, but he fell out the window and broke his head"
    • pg 23-25 Humorous child quality of Micky describing the plate in Sammy's head.

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