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The actions of Nellie Hall alocal Birmingham Suffragette - source related study.

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William Pearson Assignment 2: 'The actions of Nellie Hall a local Birmingham Suffragette 2) Compare sources B and C. Which source seems to support the suffragettes and which seems to be hostile? Explain your answer carefully using quotes. Both sources B and c are taken from newspapers. Source b is a transcript from a local newspaper. This has several disadvantages; firstly mistakes could have been made when it was being copied and also sections of text have been missed out. They may have been irrelevant but they could of contained information that could have helped us answer the question. Source C is a direct extract from an article. It was taken from 'The daily Herald' a national newspaper, on Monday 29th June 1914, before the outbreak of war. ...read more.

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The use of the word 'conspired' makes it sound worse than it really is, the most famous being the gunpowder plot. The other allegations, "loose, idle and disorderly persons" are very vague and are not really major offences. It just suggests that they are 'easy' women, maybe prostitutes who don't work for their men, 'working class'. The main offence was that they had conspired, the police had found during a raid, plans to bomb a house in Leicester, but the items that they actually collected were totally irrelevant to the allegations, such as a hammer and some fuse wire. The reporter uses specific language to describe the women and the scenes taking place in the courtroom. ...read more.

Conclusion

'Your enemies enemy, is your friend' The article describes the way the home secretary Mr McKenna, was trying to break down the women torturing them, this refers to the way that the women had been force fed by the prison officers. The writer likens it to the tortures crimes committed by the Czars in Russia. It suggests that they have no human rights what so ever. The writer uses language to try and get people to feel for the women, 'hideous brutality' is a prime example of the article bias towards the women. It then goes on to say that the people who are not campaigning for the women at this stage are with the government and for this terrible torture. ...read more.

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