The Daily Mirror and the poster of the film: Suffragette
a) THE DAILY MIRROR: The first document is an extract from the Daily Mirror, published on April 27 th, 1906. The House of Commons is in the Houses of Parliament, in London. It’s the place where laws are voted. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Suffragettes rioted / protested against the government because they wanted British women to have the right to vote.
b) THE POSTER: The second document is the poster of the film: Suffragette. They were rebels because they wanted to change society and law. At the beginning of the twentieth century, wives were expected to obey their husbands. Women were expected to be obedient and respectful, they were not expected to be disobedient or disrespectful to men. The Suffragettes were defiant (= provocative).
law= loi ; wives = pluriel de wife (= épouse) ; to be expected to= être censé(e) ;