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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Blood Brothers'

In this worksheet, students will evaluate the impact of key quotations by analysing the effect of Russell's use of language, structure and dramatic devices.

'Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Blood Brothers'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

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

Two young men clasping hands as blood brothers


In the exam, you will need to be able to support your ideas with quotations from the text.


You should try to build a bank of quotations for each character and theme and learn these so that you can use them readily in your exam response.


For a higher mark in the exam, you should try to analyse quotations closely and evaluate their impact.


The diagram below shows how we can analyse quotations for the highest marks in the exam.



"Only mine until, The comes round, To pay the bill"    arrow   Extended metaphor of money and debt  arrow  Russell shows how Mrs Johnstone's decision to give her baby away was influenced by her poverty. arrow     Russell's intention was to show how someone's social class affected their life opportunities.



So, for each quotation you use, think about:


- What language and structural techniques has the writer used and what effect do these have?

- How do the quotations reflect something about the key contextual factors surrounding the musical?


In this activity, we will practise evaluating the impact of quotations in this way.


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


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