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How far do representations 1 and 2 differ in their view of the anti Vietnam War protests?

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B1 ? How far do representations 1 and 2 differ? Representation 1 is a text extract from the book ?The Vietnam War? written by Douglas Willoughby and published in 2001; it offers an overview of the anti-war movement. While representation 2 is a cartoon that gives insight into anti-war protests, it was created by John Fischetti and published during the Vietnam War. Representation 1 and 2?s content have similarities in that the both contain demonstrations the anti-war opinion held by a percentage of the American public. Represenation 1 describes several examples of protests such as the ?20,000 people [attending] a rally at the Washington monument? and representation two showing the opinion of the anti-war movement It is also demonstrated, in both representations, that much of the anti-war movement was supported by students and the younger generation at the time. ...read more.

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The man who is depicted to be stating ?Name a clean one? also appears to be a person of authority, intelligence and experience, suggested by his clean, high class clothes, this is almost the direct opposite of the young (and thereby inexperienced), scruffy and hippie-like stereotype that the anti-war protestors are portrayed to be. Representation 1 is also a factual and comprehensive summary of the protests while 2 is the expression of one side of an opinion-based argument. The two representations are presented entirely differently. Representation 1 is an extract taken from a book, and is chronologically, factually and formally written. Representation 2, on the other hand, is a cartoon demonstrating a contemporary opinion. The purposes of these two representations share no similarities. ...read more.

Conclusion

The provenance of the representations is similar in that they have both originated from an authoritative figure. Representation 1 is reliable as the author is a historian, meaning that he has authority in his field. As representation 2 was produced at the time, the creator has authority over the subject matter as he is a primary witness. These representations differ I the origins in that representation 1 is published in 2001 by the Historian, Douglas Willoughby, who used secondary evidence to produce the book ?The Vietnam War?. On the other hand, representation 2 was produced at the time of the events by a contemporary political cartoonist. To conclude, the two representations have both similarities and differences, however, the differences are far more prevalent as shown in the areas I have described. This is mainly because of the content as the two representations are drastically different in this. ...read more.

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