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I wanted to adopt but… Mr Lyons is… Well he says he wanted his own son, not someone else’s. Myself, I believe that an adopted child can become one’s own” So when Mr Lyons went away on his business trip, Mrs Lyons persuaded her cleaner which is Mrs Johnstone to give one of he children to Mrs Lyons, since Mrs Johnstone was having twins. Mr and Mrs Lyons are very rich and they live in a big house, so Edward grows up in a privileged and comfortable environment. Mrs Lyons makes Mrs Johnstone promise on the bible that Mrs Johnstone will give one of her child to Mrs Lyons, the narrator says:
“In the name of Jesus, the thing was done, now there’s no going back, for anyone. It’s too late now, for feeling torn. There’s a pact been sealed, there’s a deal been born. ” In return of the favour that Mrs Johnstone gave to Mrs Lyons, that Mrs Lyons would let Mrs Johnstone see Edward everyday. Mrs Johnstone says: “I would still be able to see him everyday, wouldn’t I? ” Mrs Lyons replies: “Of course. ” During Edward’s childhood, his father didn’t spend much time with him; he was always busy with his work. For instance when Edward said to his father: “Daddy… we haven’t finished the story yet.
” Mr Lyons replies: “Mummy will read the story, Edward. I’ve got to go to work for an hour” Also Mr Lyons was not spending much time with Mrs Lyons as well. After Mrs Johnstone has delivered the twins and given one of them to Mrs Lyons, Mrs Lyons became very nasty, she tried to keep Mrs Johnstone away from Edward, for example when Mrs Johnstone says: “Ah… he’s lovely. Ah look, he wants to be picked up, I’ll just…. ” Mrs Lyons answers ” He’s fine. He doesn’t want to be picked up. ” Although Mrs Lyons said that Mrs Johnstone could see Edward everyday, but she did not let her.
After Mrs Lyons dismissed Mrs Johnstone. Edward has a very good education, his parents sends him to boarding school, since they have the money for it. He is a very intelligent boy, but that’s because he is encourage by his parents to learn. The type of language that Edward uses is Standard English, he calls his mother: “Mummy” Edward Standard English because that is how he was brought up by the Lyons. His parents influence the language he uses, since his parents uses Standard English. Other people treat Edward with respect, because he is in a high standard of living and comes from a rich family.
Again when there was a situation with the policeman, but with Edward. When the policeman was telling Mrs Lyons what had happened, he didn’t make it as a major concern unlike with Mrs Johnstone. The police was very polite. This is how he treated this problem. Policeman says: “Ah er, as I say, it was more of a prank, really, Mr Lyons. I’d just dock his pocket money if I was you. But, one thing I would say if y’ don’t mind me sayin; is well, I’m not sure I’d let him mix with the likes of them in the future. Make sure he keeps with his own kind, Mr Lyons. Well er, thanks for the drink, sir. All the best now.
He’s a good lad. ” The policeman was saying that it was just only a prank, but that he said to Mrs Johnstone was totally different. Also the policeman had told Mr Lyons to keep Edward away from children like mickey. The way that this situation was handle was normal, wasn’t serious like Mrs Johnstone. Mickey has a slight influence on Edward. For instance, when Edward asks his mother “Are you feeling better now, mummy? ” Mrs Lyons replies “Much better now, darling. Oh Edward, look, look at those birds…. Look at the lovely black and white one…. ” Edward immediately says “Don’t mummy, don’t look.
It’s a magpie, never look at one magpie. It’s one for sorrow… ” Mrs Lyons said “Edward…. That’s just stupid superstition” Edward replies “It’s not, mickey told me” Therefore Edward believes in superstition, also like Mrs Johnstone, for example when Mrs Lyons put new shoes on the table, Mrs Johnstone immediately said: “Never put new shoes on the table…. You never know what’ll happen” Edward likes Mickey’s company because they are very different from each other although they are blood brothers, for example when Mickey is talking to Edward, Edward admires the way that Mickey talks and Edward admires mickey very much.
Edward says: “Pissed off. You say smashing things don’t you? Do you know anymore words like that? ” When Linda needed help she had Edward by her side. For instance when Mickey couldn’t find a job Linda turn to Mickey. Conclusion I think that the environment around us determines our lives because it depends where we are, whom we are with. The way we become around other people everyday, the way we are brought up by our parents and the habits and dislikes we have. Like for instance Mickey and Edward are “Blood Brothers,” but grew up in differently in different environments.