How far do sources A, B and C agree with each other?
The sources all suggest that women should be in the home, and not in the public sphere. Source B states that women “should be in their proper sphere at home.” This tells women that is it not acceptable for them to be at work and the use of the world “proper” implies that any who are not in the domestic sphere are indecent. Source A strongly agreed with this view because it depicts a true ‘Angel in the House’ who has laid the table beautifully and whose only care it to comfort her husband. Source A implies that a women’s place is in the home, taking care of her family, through the woman’s angelic facial expression and her true desire to help her husband in his grief. This enforces that a women’s job is taking care of her husband, just as source B insists that work is not their “proper sphere.”
Source c also agreed with the view that women should be in the home, but less so than sources A and B. Source C describes the vulgarity of factory women. They use the “lowest brutal and most disgusting language.” This source over exaggerates what factory women were like and through this it suggests that women cannot handle work. However, Source A and B both clearly show that a woman’s place is in the home but source C only implies their place is not at work.
The sources all agree that women are weaker than men. Source A implies that women are altruistic, that they only live to please others. It does this through showing the husband grieving over a recent death, but not telling his wife. She still comforts him trying to cheer him up. Source A, like the other sources, agrees that women are weaker than men and that she cannot handle the news. Source C and B also suggest that women cannot handle what men can. Source B states that women should not have to compete against “the great strong men of the world.” This shows that men were viewed as tougher than women and therefore women should be in the home whilst...