Study representations 1 and 2 of the Blitz. They are both representations of how civilians reacted to the experience of the Second World War.

Authors Avatar by inerd (student)

Study representations 1 and 2. They are both representations of how civilians reacted to the experience of the Second World War.

How far do these representations differ?

Representation 1 and 2 are both valid, yet very different depictions of the Second World War’s effect on the reaction of British civilians. Generally, representation 1 embodies the traditional view of Civilians’ reactions to the war, whereas representation 2 epitomizes the modern interpretation of the civilian’s reactions to the Second World War. Within this essay, I will be closely comparing both representations and noting the extent to which they compare and differ.  

There are many similarities between representation 1 and representation 2. One of the most notable similarities is that they both clearly emphasize and mention the large amount of loss and death that was faced during the Second World War. For instance, representation 1 mentions that “approximately 66,000 civilians” were killed during the war. Likewise representation 2 supports this statement as the boy within the picture (Arnold Tab) is placed in front of a backdrop where dead civilians can be seen. In addition to this, representation 2 mentions that Arnold Tab’s “parents have been killed”. Within both these sources, we are given the idea that thousands of civilians faced death during this tragic war. Consequently signifying that there was a blanket of sadness and grief placed across the entire nation.

Join now!

In addition to this, both the picture based, and text representation represent and illustrate the turmoil, obliteration and desolation caused by the German bombs during was ‘devastated’ As well as this, we are able to observe countless buildings and structures being destroyed in the background. Correspondingly, representation 2 states that civilians “would find that their homes had been destroyed”. As noted in both representations, civilians were required to go through adversity and suffering since their homes were destroyed, leaving many of them homeless.

Finally, both sources accentuate the idea that there was a sense of harmony and unity amongst ...

This is a preview of the whole essay