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1 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

2 What is the message of this cartoon?

3 To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English: Denotation (what you see) Connotation (how it affects its audience) This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

4 Molotov is shown as a forbidding spinster playing hard to get. She is scarey, and has taken her bat home. Denotation Connotation Meaning Relations had broken down at the Conference of Ministers. The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November 1945.

5 The weather is cold and foggy. Byrnes and Bevin are both feeling the cold. The cold indicates frosty relations; the fog indicates lack of mutual understanding. Denotation Connotation Meaning Relations may be difficult for some time to come. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

6 Molotov is reading a book entitled Western political thriller. This might mean he is interested in an alliance with the west, or that international politics has become interesting at this moment. Denotation Connotation Meaning Stalin has not broken off relations – there is hope of a reconciliation yet. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

7 Byrnes and Bevin are shown as two rather intimidated suitors. The Soviet Union is eligible – it is worth chasing a marriage/alliance. Denotation Connotation Meaning The USA and Britain want to repair relations with the Soviet Union. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

8 They carry gifts – Bryne cautiously offers Molotov a flower. The Soviet Union was notoriously difficult and easily offended in negotiations. Denotation Connotation Meaning The US and Britain have offered Stalin a 25-year alliance. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

9 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November There is a gap on the bench between Molotov, and Byrnes and Bevin. The gap is indicative of the growing hostility and lack of understanding. Denotation Connotation Meaning The Soviet Union is growing apart from the western allies (Britain and the US). The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

10 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

11 2 November Shortly after the end of the war, during a breakdown in the peace negotiations. Date Details Significance This cartoon shows the time when east-west relations were deteriorating – when there were frosty relations, but not yet a cold war. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.

12 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 2 November The British cartoonist David Low. Low was a well-informed observer. Origin Details Significance This cartoon shows how British people felt whilst east-west relations were deteriorating, but before the USSR became the enemy. The cartoon caricatures Soviet foreign minister Molotov, and US and British foreign ministers Byrnes and Bevin. Molotov reads a book entitled: Western political thriller. After a breakdown of the Conference of Ministers, Britain and America had offered the Soviet Union a 25-year alliance.


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