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Blood Brothers:superstition Act 1

The theme of superstition in Act 1

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Blood Brothers:superstition Act 1

  1. 1. STARTER – MIND MAP Superstitions
  2. 2. SUPERSTITION AND FATE Major themes running through the play. Many argue that our lives are plotted out for us and whatever we do we cannot escape our fate. The philosopher Novalis puts an interesting spin on this ‘character is fate.’ Suggesting who we are results in what happens to us. Liverpool has a very large Catholic community. [Mrs. J] When strong religion and ‘old wives tales’ mix the combination is powerful! • Highlight all the superstitions listed in the song. • What is Russell’s purpose here? Why does he use these themes? What is the significance of Mrs Lyon’s and Mrs Johnstone’s relationship with these themes.
  3. 3. Shoes upon the table an' a spider's been killed. Someone broke the lookin' glass a full moon shinin' an' the salt's been spilled. You're walkin' on the pavement cracks don't know what's gonna come to pass. Now y' know the devil's got your number, y' know he's gonna find y', y' know he's right behind y', he's starin' through your windows he's creeping down the hall. Ain't no point in clutching at your rosary you're always gonna know what was done even when you shut your eyes you still see that you sold a son and you can't tell anyone but y' know the devils got your number y' know he's gonna find y', y' know he's right behind y' he's standin' on your step and he's knocking at your door he's knocking at your door, he's knocking at your door.
  4. 4. HE’S KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR •WHO IS KNOCKING IN THE NEXT SCENE? WHAT IS RUSSELL SUGGESTING HERE?

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