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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.

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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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