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How far do Sources 2 and 3 challenge the impression of the Land League given by the cartoonist in Source 1?

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Britain and Ireland- sources essay How far do Sources 2 and 3 challenge the impression of the Land League given by the cartoonist in Source 1? Source 1 is from a cartoon in Punch, 1881. From this source I get a very negative image of the Land League. The use of words on the ?tentacles? of the Irish Devil-Fish, ?terrorism?, ?anarchy? and ?rebellion? gives the impression that this group of people were very dangerous, using violent tactics to get what they wanted. The size and number of tentacles the creature has shows us that the Land League was a large group of people, and the way that the Devil Fish has grip of Gladstone and the rocks gives us the impression that the Land League was a very strong movement that were going to hold on no matter what the circumstances were. ...read more.

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So here we are given a completely different impression of the Land League, it puts them in a positive light. Also we see that the expression on the ?monster?s? face and the way that it is pushed up into the corner indicates that the movement was very vulnerable and it is also shown that Gladstone had a lot of power and we see this by the way he is holding onto the knife, he is clearly very determined to defeat this movement. This has similarities to Source 3. Source 3 suggests that the Land Leagues tactics weren?t as militant as the press made them out to be ?Petty little outrages are magnified in the English press?, this links in with Source 1 because they both suggest that the Land League aren?t as strong and forceful as they have been made out to be but actually they are very vulnerable. ...read more.

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So the source probably isn?t the most reliable. In conclusion, I think that Sources 2 and 3 mainly challenge the impression of the Land League given by the cartoonist in Source 1. I think this because Source 2 gives a very different perspective of that that we are given in Source 1 and this is similar with Source 3. In Source 1 the Land League are shown to be a violent, dangerous, and strong yet vulnerable movement that would use extremist tactics to get the results they wanted. In direct contrast to this Source 2 gives us the impression that the Land League was a calm and temperate movement that?s main interests were to help the people of Ireland. Similarly, in source 3 it is implied the Land League were being targeted by the press and that they really weren?t as bad as they were being made out to be and this heavily contradicts what we are being told in Source 1. Chloe Hunt ...read more.

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