Blood brothers - The role of the Narrator

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The role of the Narrator in Blood Brothers

  • He tells the story; he acts as the prologue; he summarises the plot.
  • Creates dramatic irony.
  • He plays many parts: the milkman, gynaecologist, bus conductor, etc. This makes sense economically as it is easier for the theatre company. However, he does reflect society. He plays all these different jobs, creating a society. Society's attitude towards the different classes (e.g Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons) is shown through the narrator. He shows that society disapproves of them. They are critical and judgemental.
  • The narrator provides continuity: shows how time passes. e.g Three years go by between pages 62 and 64. He moves the story on and

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