WK17 Editorial Cartoon

What is the cartoon’s title or caption?

The caption says economic crisis

 

Who drew the cartoon?

Nate Beeler

 

When and where was it published?

The Washington examiner

 

What is familiar to you in this cartoon?

The Elephant and the mule, representing republicans and democrats

 

What questions do you have about this cartoon?

What does it mean that their both roasting marshmallows

 

Editorial cartoonists combine pictures and words to communicate their opinions.

What tools does the cartoonist use to make his or her point?

_X_ Humor

__ Caricature

_X_ Symbols

__ Stereotypes

__ Speech balloons

_X_ Labels

__ Analogy to another historical or current event

_X_ References to popular culture, art, literature, etc.

 

 

List the important people and objects shown in the cartoon:

The fire, marshmallows, Elephant, and donkey

 

Are symbols used? If so, what are they and what do they mean?

The fire is used to represent the economic crisis and how bad it is

 

Are stereotypes used? If so, what group is represented?

The republicans and democrats

 

Is anyone caricatured in the cartoon? If so, who?

Both Republicans and democrats

 

Briefly explain the message of the cartoon:

The cartoon is saying that even though there is a huge economic crisis, both parties are doing nothing to to help stop it

 

What groups would agree /disagree with the cartoon’s message? Why?

Anyone from either political party could find it offensive and disagree with it.

 

Do you think this cartoon is effective in its message?

Only a little

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