Russell in and is set in the 60's and 70's Liverpool. Blood brothers is a musical play about twin brothers who are separated at birth. Mickey stays with his poverty stricken mother whilst Eddie is sold to a wealthy, middle class woman. In the play coincidences bring the twins back together. Willy Russell uses the play to show how class affects peoples' life chances. For example, Mickey was kept by his lower class mother in a small council house with his brothers and he went onto a school with a poorer education compared to Eddie, who had the middle class lifestyle and got the better education and better job when he grew older.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Russell uses his experiences, growing up in working-class Liverpool, to cover how the class system determined your life chances. This is explored through issues of injustice and socialism throughout.
These characters portray different themes. Russell wrote this play as he disagreed with the way the society was. He shows the disadvantages of working class women through Mrs Johnstone. In this essay I am going to focus on the character of Mrs Johnstone. At the start of Act One the narrator makes Mrs Johnstone out to be a bad person.