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The good and the bad brother
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With brothers/sisters there often happens to be a good and a bad one. Usually the good one will have to make up for the wrongs of the bad one. In historical stories, the bad one will often be the eldest, the heir. Because of his wild behaviour he's not fit to succeed the father. Sometimes the younger one will have to take his place.

Examples:

The King's Speech: Edward, the eldest, has an outrageous style of living which makes him not fit for the throne. George in comparison is calmer and more well behaved. He eventually succeeds his father.

Mansfield Park: Tom is the eldest brother, loves parties and is irresponsible while Edmund has to compensate for his faults.
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