What is the message of source A? The message that is trying to be conveyed in source A is that people in higher class society were unaware and shocked about how people in the lower class society lived. This is showed on the expression of Lady Justice’s face when Father Tames is introducing his offspring to the fair city of London. The photograph was also Commenting on the state of decay and the health risk of the quality of water around the river.
What can we learn from source E?
What we can learn in source E is that during the Victorian era there was class system: this is shown in the photograph. We can clearly see that people who had a lot of money boarded at the front of the train (where it was more comfortable and …show more content…
Source C clearly doesn’t support source B and this is proven at the start of the Gwen’s entry when she express her anger toward the way they had to dress; “The thought of the discomfort, restraint and pain which we had to endure form our clothes makes me even angrier now than it did”. It is very evident that Mrs Raverat didn’t agree that wearing a corset was an invigorating experience for the whole system.
To what extent is source k supported by source L?
Source K is supported by Source L because it gives a descriptive insight into how people in lower class English society lived during the Victorian era. Source L helps us to imagine what the narrow passage and the inside and outside of their house looked like. For example, Sims writes; “The walls are damp and crumbling the ceiling is black and peeling off, and the floor is rotten and broken away in places and the wind and the rain sweep in through gaps that seem everywhere”. This descriptive quote written by George Sims in an article named “How the poor live”, gives us an insight of how the majority of the lower class English people lived, thus giving us a more descripted visual representation of what poor people in English society lived like.
Evaluation What are the values and limitations of sources D and I? Source I: Eyewitness
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