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class structure
Class structure is important in ‘Blood Brothers’ with the two families coming from different backgrounds showing how class affects the lives of Mickey and Edward.
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poverty
Poverty is an important aspect of the play as Mrs Johnstone’s family struggles to live in poverty while Mrs Lyons’s wealth provides opportunities and comfort.
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life-chances
The two boys’ different experiences of class, wealth and education affect their chances in life in profound ways.
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housing
The issue of housing is shown by the two contrasting houses on the stage: Mickey’s is inadequate while Edward’s is large and his family can move easily.
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employment
Employment opportunities are contrasted in ‘Blood Brothers’ with Mickey limited to low-level, insecure jobs while Edward’s wealth and education allow him much better job prospects.
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Card 2

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poverty

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Poverty is an important aspect of the play as Mrs Johnstone’s family struggles to live in poverty while Mrs Lyons’s wealth provides opportunities and comfort.

Card 3

Front

life-chances

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

housing

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

employment

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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