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Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A and B about the Ripper murders?

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Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A and B about the Ripper murders? Source A is part of an article in the East End Observer linking the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls together. The murders have 'shocked' the people of London. These women were the 'poorest of the poor' and there was no real motive for their murders and no sign of robbery. A lot of time and effort has been placed into the murders. It is the work of a 'demented being', someone who is insane. The violence used is very astonishing and peculiar. Source B is an extraction from a coroner's report regarding the death of Polly Nicholls. Unlike Source A, source B suggests that the murders of Polly and Martha were not connected. The body of Polly Nicholls was not cut up into pieces, but someone who had knowledge of what he was doing had done it. ...read more.

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The language used in both is different. Source C is formal, this is obvious because it is written by a doctor and it is a factual report. Sources C and A are different as source A deals with the murders of Polly Nicholls and Martha Tabram and source C with the murder of Elizabeth Stride. Unlike source A source does not link the murders together. There are more facts about the murder in source C; source A has no facts. Source C gives us a better picture of the state of the murders. Source C indicates there is a possible motive because no money was on the body, however this part can be argued because they were the 'poorest of the poor' as it says in source A, so that's maybe why there is no money on the body. ...read more.

Conclusion

In source C there is only one wound and no organs had been removed. Maybe the attacker was disturbed. Source B indicates that there is no motive to the murder, But source C indicates that there is a sexual motive or a theft motive. Elizabeth Stride's legs are drawn up and there is no money on the body. These facts give us an indication that there is possible motive over her murder. Both the sources C + B use similar language. The reason for this maybe that it is like that because they are both coroners reports. After comparing sources C + A and comparing sources C + B, I think that source B supports Source C the most. There are a few reasons for that. Source B is an official report whereas source A is an article from the East End Observer. Both sources C + B are both formal and the language used is similar. Source A is informal. ...read more.

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