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Unit Overview: Blood Brothers

Lessons:

20 lessons

Mrs. Lyons

In this lesson, we will be introduced to the character of Mrs. Lyons. We will explore how Mrs. Lyons is characterised in the opening of the play, and consider how and why Russell contrasts this character with Mrs. Johnstone.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 19m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Education

In this lesson, we will explore the different experiences of education that the twins Mickey and Edward have and the ways in which this education influences their adult lives. We will also look in detail at the context of education at the time the play was written.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 24m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Different paths

In this lesson, we will explore the differences arising in the lives of the two boys as they leave school and enter the adult world. We will focus on the struggles experienced by Mickey as he loses his job, as well as the manner in which Edward is sheltered from those struggles.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 25m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Linda, Eddie & Mickey

In this lesson, we will focus on the part of the text where details of the affair between Edward and Linda are revealed. We will explore how this affects Mickey, and how it influences him to give up in his futile efforts to resist the tragic fate which awaits him.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 25m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

A tragic end

In this lesson, we will focus on the ending of the play. We will explore the extent to which Mickey and Edward can be interpreted as being tragic heroes as well as the message communicated by Russell through this.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 30m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript