Blood brothers themes

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  • Created on: 26-04-18 14:19
fate
The boys, separated when babies, have very different outcomes in their lives determined by the fateful moment when one was given to Mrs Lyons.
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poverty
Mrs Johnstone’s life is one of poverty as a single mother unable to pay bills, which contrasts with that of the wealthy Mrs Lyons.
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education
Different types of education are foregrounded as Edward goes to a boarding school, leading to good prospects, while Mickey’s schooling leads to poor jobs and redundancy.
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love
Linda’s marriage to Mickey appears happy, like Mrs Johnstone’s songs, but the reality of poverty, crime and drugs destroys her love.
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betrayal
The final tragic fight between Mickey and Edward is caused by Linda leaving Mickey for Edward, which Mickey views as a betrayal of their friendship.
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Card 2

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poverty

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Mrs Johnstone’s life is one of poverty as a single mother unable to pay bills, which contrasts with that of the wealthy Mrs Lyons.

Card 3

Front

education

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

love

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

betrayal

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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