• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Does Source B support the evidence of Source C about the Suffrage campaign?

Extracts from this document...


Assignment 2 Question 2 Does Source B support the evidence of Source C about the Suffrage campaign? During the early 20th century, Women's battle for equality reached its very peak as their campaign to be granted suffrage became even more passionate and frantic, as. It was around this time that the first real changes started occur; and as with any revolutionary crusade, there was a great deal of controversy surrounding it. It therefore comes as no great surprise that an immense amount of media was published concerning the subject. This was created by people on both sides of the campaign, and so there is a very wide range of the opinions voiced through forms of books, newspaper articles, speeches and in particular propaganda posters. Both these sources depict an extremely disdainful view towards women's suffrage, however to what extent they support each other in the rest of their views is rather debatable and needs to be considered to a further degree. Although these two sources were written for entirely different purposes, they surprisingly share one of their common principles, sending out an almost identical message on the actions of Suffragettes. ...read more.


This results in the viewer being able to interpret their main [points] even at a glance, which increases the liklihood of success of their work.(Success being that people begin to reflect on the situation through the view of the authors). Whilst the Sources may support each other in their fundamental [reasons], they differ quite a bit in the rest of their views. One of the biggest ways in which their opinions vary is on the whole suffrage campaign. Source B is quite clearly against the whole cause, as Corelli does not differentiate between Suffragists and Suffragattes whilst she is slandering female campaigners, and simply generalizes them together. On the other hand, Source C makes it clear that they have no [issues] whatsoever with Suffragists. In the portrait, the Suffragists is represented as calm, mature and is standing very upright and [sensibly]. She is making no radical actions, and appears to be heavily critizing the [actions] of the Suffragette. In the caption, she is even labelled as the 'Sensible Woman'. This implies that Partridge is by no means against the cause, and that if campaigners behave in appropriate and [sensible] manners then he is perfectly happy to listen to their cause, and that he is simply refusing to tolerate the violence of Suffragettes. ...read more.


In general, I feel that although the views of the two sources are in places identical, this is just a coincidence, as they are for different reasons. This is most likely due to the fact that the original media had different purposes. Source B was from a book which was very clearly anti-women's suffrage. Anyone who would be reading the book would clearly already be leaning towards these views, and Corelli was simply trying to persuade them more, or share her opinions with them. Partridge was using his poster to appeal to Suffragettes, and to the public, to try and make them realize that violent, militant campaigning was not helping the cause, and making the whole thing seem just rants of hysterical, moronic women. By acting like animals with 'shrieking' and 'shrill cries', they bring a bad reputation to all women, and simply give support to the claims that women were 'emotionally weak'. The one thing which they most storngly support each other in is in blaming Suffragettes for the level of disfain the public have towards Women's Suffrage, and it is this solely which links the too. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Britain 1905-1951 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. "Evacuation was a great success" Do you agree? Source based work.

    The 3rd wave was a complete failure, more bombs were dropped in 3 months than in the whole of 1943, yet there was no demand for evacuation, and people had a 'stay put' attitude. So evacuation was not a great success for the government.

  2. Women's Suffrage Sources Questions

    and doing the other silly things that men have done when they wanted the laws altered'. The Suffragists used alternative tactics instead. They issued leaflets, collected petitions and held meetings. They also met with politicians and argued their case. At election times they helped any candidate who supported women's suffrage.

  1. Study source b and c. does source b support the evidence of source c ...

    Whereas source b takes the approach in saying as long as the women bring their men up to believe that women have a lower status than men then they wont get what their looking for; ''...the result of the way in which mothers have reared their sons and still continue to ...''

  2. Votes For Women 1900-28 Source based work.

    Neither source presents the full scale of women's involvement in the war effort. In source F, the poster, shows the government's expectation of women to work in the factories. Therefore encouraging them, and giving us the impression this line of work was not favourable.

  1. Votes for women - source related questions.

    Non-Catholic Irish threatened force to prevent Britain from forcing them to be part of a semi-independent Ireland. Major violence started to erupt onto the streets on the streets; this was only halted by the outbreak of World War 1, which in its self took up much government time due to the seriousness of the warfare situation.

  2. Votes For Women - Source related study.

    the WSPU had begun to mix their arguments and seemed to be starting to wage two wars against the Government - class discrimination and sex discrimination. This maybe alleviated some of the pressure put on votes for women, thus taking away some of the focus on the original cause.

  1. Women's Suffrage

    The WSPU declared a truce on all militancy, thinking that now justice would be served. However, after nine months of peaceful activity- the Bill failed to pass. Discouraged, the WSPU resumed its tactics and they became even more extreme. In 1913, the Franchise Reform Bill was immediately tossed out due to a 'bureaucratic slip-up' and the WSPU became dangerously frustrated.

  2. Why did a campaign for women's suffrage develop in the years after 1870?

    timidly looked for support and attention from the press, sent petitions to parliament and simply tried to persuade politicians to change the law to make women's suffrage acceptable. Many groups for women's suffrage developed in large towns and cities, many being in Manchester and London.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work