The Role Of The Narrator In Blood Brothers

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The Role of the Narrator in Blood Brothers

The play, Blood Brothers, written by Willy Russell, is a very
interesting play. It is about a mother with seven children and twins
nearly due. Her employer cannot have kids and the mother is worried
about financial support for her self and children(((((did they have
child support in 1986??)))))))), she has trouble supporting seven as
it is never mind eight, but nine is too much for her. She gives one of
them away to her employer. Before the twins are born they makes a pack
that the two boys will never know the truth and they will be kept
apart. She gives one of her new babies to her employer. The boys do
meet and become ‘Blood Brothers’ at the age of seven. They were
friends until they were adults, until they found out the truth, that
they were real brothers, they were twins, which leads to their tragic
death. The play is mainly about the two boys, but it is also about how
poverty, single painting, education, and discipline can effect an
upbringing of a child and how it effect them when they are older in
what type of lifestyle they live in. Willy Russell wanted this play to
be different to all of the anther basic plays, the wanted his to have a
reality to it, he wanted the audience to be thinking what actually was
meant by a scent while still watching the play, he wanted the audience
to always be thinking about the pla and what is going to happen next.
Russell’s aim was achieved by the character that he put to take part in
certain times of the play, this character wasn’t a normal character,
and this character was the narrator. He is so different to any other
character in the play because he is a non-character, he commentates on
action rather thanparticipate in the play, he knows everything about it
and what is going to happen before it actually happens. He opens and
closes the play and links the scenes between.

The narrator sets the scene,

“There’s on use clutching at your rosary

The devils in the back yard, he can see

Through the gaps in the certain he sees it all.”

He opens the play

“….bring on the mother let the story begin”

He closes the play and links the scenes.

“Seven years later…….. Several years later……Two years later”

The narrator does all of these thing so that the audience knows what
is happening in the play, when the actual story begins, ends if any
significant time has passed in the play, because if a member of the
audience doesn’t know if the play is in action or the narrator is
speaking of any time passed in the play then that person will have a
very hard time...

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