How to interpret and analyse sources
the purpose should be written as a statement, similar to the following structure
"to (action) + (target audience) + (reaction)"
What is the author's origin/background?
How does the author impact the reliability of the source?
Does the author have a baised/objective view?
How does historical background/context affect the meaning of the source?
An example of this is the difference between Lenin's view of communism and Stalin's view of communism)
What message does the Cartoonist convey? What is their view?
An example of a sentence that shows an interpretation of the message is "The Cartoonist criticised that…"
Who did the author target when writing/creating the source?
Some examples of audiences are the parliament, the senate, an assembly or the public and these various audiences affect the message/purpose/etc of the source.
What is the nature of the source?
This refers to how the message is conveyed. Examples include a cartoon, a news report, a speech, a school textbook, a public address or as propaganda.