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Willy Russell creates a play to reveal the course differences that occur in Liverpool from the 1980's. He does this by showing us the contrasting lives of their 2 boys and their moms. Mrs Lyons comes with an effortless life and Mrs Johnston has a tough life and must work hard to earn a living. The exact same is applicable to the boys since Mickey gets the difficult life and Eddie gets the simple life. Willy Russell also shows us that education, living conditions, home and prosperity can be affected as a direct outcome of your course and social history. This meant that the people from working class backgrounds had a tougher life since they did not have the same chances. Throughout the 1980's lots of people were made redundant since mills and factories shut down, reducing the number of jobs. First on stage is Mrs Johnston, the stage directions describe her as 'thirty, however, appears sixty'. This tells us that the she looks withered and old because of all the strenuous job she has to do. Russell helps us to realise that her desperate situation in lots of ways. Among those ways he does this is by telling us she has seven children. Although she is a young girl she's old in appearance. As one mum she must cope with the pressures of bringing seven kids up independently. One of the ways that is revealed is when child one says 'Mam. The baby's crying. He needs a bottle. Where is the milk?' . After this her other 3 children start complaining about them not having enough to eat. After the mother starts singing you can tell that she is trying her very best to make the children contented but doesn't have the cash to do so. She attempts to reassure them by saying 'Next week I will be earning, there'll be loads of things to eat'. She is dreaming about the food but down deep sh...