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This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting.

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1 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.)

2 What is the message of this cartoon?

3 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English: Denotation (what you see) Connotation (how it affects its audience)

4 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) The Allied police (France and Britain) are arresting the German criminal. Police are GOOD people who protect us, even if they sometimes have to use force. Denotation Connotation Meaning The Allies are morally IN THE RIGHT in their relations with Germany.

5 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) The German criminal looks a violent, nasty character; he has done something very bad. Criminals are BAD people who do bad things for which they need punishing. Denotation Connotation Meaning Germany was to blame for all the loss and damage of the War – and should be punished.

6 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) The German criminal is being tied up with ropes labelled Armistice terms. Criminals need restraining and punishing, or they will carry on with their crimes. Denotation Connotation Meaning The Allies are RIGHT to get tough with the Germans, who are dangerous and evil.

7 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) The German criminal is complaining – but only to wriggle out of his punishment. His words are as evil as his deeds – they are not true. Denotation Connotation Meaning The Allies can ignore Germanys complaints about the Armistice.

8 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.)

9 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) An artist in the magazine Punch. A British comic/political magazine. Origin Details Significance This cartoon shows the British attitude towards the Germans.

10 This cartoon by a British artist appeared in Punch on 19 February 1919. The caption read: German Criminal to Allied Police: Here, I say, stop! You're hurting me! (Aside: If I only whine enough I may be able to wriggle out of this yet.) 3 June 1919. After the Conference had started. Date Details Significance This was part of the British publics pressure on Lloyd George to make Germany pay.


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