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1 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

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, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

4 Two figures – a toff and an ordinary man – sit despondently on a stone. The two figures represent the whole of society. Denotation Connotation Meaning The people of Britain have reason to be depressed. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

5 In the background there is a landscape of war. Memories of World War One, but also a reminder of the rearmament taking place in Denotation Connotation Meaning War is coming – that is the reason to be depressed. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

6 A stone - which had been intended to become the foundation stone of a building – is cracked. A cracked foundation stone is useless. Denotation Connotation Meaning The League – meant to be the foundation of a new world order of peace – is broken and useless. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

7 The stone looks like a tombstone A tombstone represents death Denotation Connotation Meaning The League is dead – and with it peoples hopes of peace. This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

8 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, 11 November Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

9 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November The British cartoonist David Low. Low supported the League, hated Hitler, and wanted the League to stand up to him. Origin Details Significance This cartoon echoes the despair of people like Low at the failure of the League. Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'

10 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper, 11 November November Remembrance Day, just after the disastrous Munich Conference. Date Details Significance Remembrance Day this year is not about remembering the last war and trying to prevent another – it is about the foreboding of another war coming. Two figures sit on a cracked stone, which carries the inscription: 'League of Nations. Foundation stone of a New Order, laid Peace hath her sacrifices.'


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