AQA Poetry GCSE Relationships clusterWatch
Unfortunately, I don't really have any thoughts about Brothers because I missed that lesson in class and haven't caught up yet. Just fyi though, if it is named in the exam paper it will only be in the foundation tier, meaning you won't necessarily have to use it at all in your exam if you do higher tier and don't want to write about that poem
You might find this helpful for 'Brothers' though http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...hersrev1.shtml
I'm doing an exam question comparing Nettles and Harmonium - Harmonium is a bit confusing isn't it?
For example, Forster mentions his younger brother in a separate clause to 'me and Paul' to emphasise how he does not value the younger brother as his companion or friend like Paul. Specifically, the use of 'with' as opposed to 'and' suggests that there is no unity or bond between brothers, almost that the younger brother is an add-on and does not belong with the two friends.
the older one and his friend believe themselves to be cooler and mature as they go into town, they also do not want to be seen with a little boy who 'windmills' about or dresses in a 'ridiculous tank top'
in the end they abondon the younger brother who was excited about going on a trip with his brother.
the narrator looks back at this memory probably with guilt as he has now been able to distinguish that it was wrong.
just a bit of an overview of brother