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

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Study Sources A, B & C. Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A & B about the Ripper murders? Explain your answer. Source C was 'The report of Dr. Frederick Blackwell on the Body of Elizabeth Stride' which was written for the purpose of other doctors and police to help with solving the murder, therefore it is written in a formal style, as it contains more professional words, like 'deceased', 'The deceased was lying on her left side'. The source tells me that Elizabeth was 'On her left side facing the right wall' this suggests that the murderer had enough time after the murder to position the body. It also tells me that 'the neck and the chest were still warm' this suggests that the murderer had left not to long before the body was discovered. It tells me that 'the face was smeared with blood' this suggests that after cutting the victims thought, the murderer wiped his bloody hands on the victims face, so he didn't walk around Whitechapel with bloody hands. ...read more.

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used is highly exaggerated, for example; 'The work of a demented being', 'the extraordinary violence used' and 'the poorest of the poor', And because it is a Newspaper it is for the general public, unlike Sources B and C. It tells me that Martha and Polly were 'the poorest of the poor' this suggests they were prostitutes. It also tells me that 'No adequate motive in the shape of plunder was found' which backs up the suggestion that they were prostitutes and had nothing worth stealing from them, so the murderer might have killed them to prove a point of some kind, or just for the shear fun of it. It also tells me that it was 'the work of a demented being' this is trying to suggest the identity of the murderer, unlike source C, and that by saying he was demented that he was mentally unstable. Source B is 'Part of the Coroners report of the death of Annie Chapman', written for the purpose of the police from the coroner who is an officer, as ...read more.

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Also backing up the surgeon suggestion, the source tells me that the murderer 'knew how to use a knife'. Also it tells me 'No slaughterer of animals could have done this' which both eliminates the workers of the slaughter house nearby and points the police in the direction of a doctor again. Although all three sources describe the murders of four different murders: Martha Tabram, Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman and Elizabeth Stride. They are all similar and different in ways. Both source C and source A, state the victims had no money suggesting the victims were prostitutes and there fore the motive not being murder, where source B does not make that observation. Source B and source A both make assumptions as to who the killer might be whereas source C just presents the findings and does not make assumptions to the murderers identity. Sources' B and C both describe the anatomical damage to the victims in a formal manner. In conclusion the evidence of source C does support the evidence provided in sources A and B, but supports source B's evidence more than source A's evidence. ...read more.

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