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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Blood Brothers'

In this worksheet, students will explore how key themes are developed in Russell's 'Blood Brothers'.

'Explore How Themes Develop in 'Blood Brothers'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Modern Texts: Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   Blood Brothers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

How do the images below relate to the key themes in 'Blood Brothers'?

 

Two young men clasping hands as blood brothers    Piles of cash      devil

 

Some of the themes that Russell explores in 'Blood Brothers' are:

 

Class

Money

Fate

Superstition

Childhood 

Growing up

Friendship

Identity

Gender

Nature vs. nurture

 

In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme.

 

You will need to know which parts of the play explore each of these and will need to be able to use key quotations which demonstrate these themes.

 

For a higher mark in the exam, you also need to think about how themes change and develop by exploring their presentation in different parts of the musical.

 

You should also try to link the themes to the key contextual factors surrounding 'Blood Brothers.'

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Russell explores in the play.

 

You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

 

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