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prohibition course work section B

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Prohibition Coursework Section B The first source has several annotations that help the observer to understand the circumstances and this helps them to understand what is going on behind the scenes of the saloons and the men that drink in them. The poster has a heading that is ironic and it implies that all the members of the so called club are poor yet they can afford it although it is very expensive for them and their families and not suited for these types o men. All the men pictured are happy and jolly which means that drink makes them happy, so if drink was taken away and prohibition was enforced the happy atmosphere would be taken away, so this could be a cause against prohibition. ...read more.

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This all isn't helped by the barman who has absolutely no regard for the customers and just sees the men as walking pay packets. But the barman can't really be blamed as he is only running a business and paying his way. The poster was published before prohibition so it would be warning the public of the many dangers of drink socially and economically which means it is for prohibition. The second source hasn't got as many visual aids but it has a big impact as we see children sad and dressed in dirty ragged clothes. The annotation is hard hitting also and it sends obvious messages to the that the artist was very much against prohibition. ...read more.

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The children don't understand what their father is doing because all they see is him walk in with all their needs and walk out with absolutely nothing. The scene is also sad because the annotation says that all the children's needs, food and stocking are in the saloon but they will never come out. This means the father walks in with money but never brings it out but this could be solved by enforcing prohibition. The two sources are obviously for prohibition as they both show scenes of a sad and depressive atmosphere in the home or outside the saloons and speakeasies, this is then shown to be caused by the father who is at the saloons and bars shown to be spending the family's money without regard for them. ...read more.

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