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When Looking At A Primary Source, The Analyzer Must Take

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When looking at a primary source, the analyzer must take into consideration several components that can help him or her narrow down their inferences about the source. The first thing to analyze in depth is the Authorship. This means to look specifically at the topics addressed and the natural biases that are relevant in the work. The tone in the subject matter is also important to see how strongly the source may show content or resent towards a specific topic. Even certain writing styles can help decipher an era, culture or even an individual. The specific word syntax leads to how an analyzer would discover the purpose or rationale for the primary source. Purpose and rationale are huge parts of understanding a source and the time period…show more content…
Obviously looking at this, the topic is based around religion or its roots are based in religion. Naturally there is a desire to find out which religion. Now previously there are references to God and Christ, so the author must be some denomination of Catholicism but in the fourth article the author says “rights should be exercised in a Christian and brotherly fashion”. The author is very religious and now there is clear evidence that he is a Christian. This along with all of the authors religious vocabulary helps define the author as a very religious human. The author uses the nature of religion to mediate the issue at hand. The issue is not religion because in the third article the author exclaims “Christ has delivered and redeemed us all”. Although religion is strongly talked about it is not the dissenting issue because the author sees that who the author is dissenting from is still the son of the same God. The issue lies in a power struggle, mainly an economic one. In the same article the author says “it is consistent with Scripture that we should be free and wish to be so. Not that we would wish to be absolutely free and under no authority”. The Author is using religion to back the ideology of freedom. The Author clearly is talking about authority overstepping its boundaries. The author constantly uses the term “poor man” and when to referring to the poor man the author uses words such
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