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1 This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

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 of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

4 Truman and Stalin are rival taxi- drivers. They are rivals for customers – rivals to help, but also rivals for business and influence/power. Denotation Connotation Meaning International relations by 1947 have become a competition – a rivalry for allies/ spheres of influence – between the superpowers. This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

5 The competition is taking place in the Balkans (eastern Europe), but Austria waits in line. The superpowers are competing for control of the countries of eastern Europe. Denotation Connotation Meaning The future of eastern and central Europe is at stake - is up for grabs. This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

6 Stalin is pushing Hungary and grabbing Bulgarias bag to get them into the Pension Russe. Push and grab are words of force/ bullying. Denotation Connotation Meaning Stalin is using the Red Army and terror to force eastern European nations into the Russian Empire. This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

7 Truman politely raises his hat to offer customers the Liberty Hotel, and comfortable accommodation. Liberty = freedom. Comfort = prosperity. Denotation Connotation Meaning Shepard is basically asking: Which would you prefer? Soviet force or American funding? Isnt Americas way much better. It presents the West as the goodies. This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

8 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch.

9 18 June 1947. In June 1947, Truman invited the countries of Europe to ask for aid as part of Marshall funding to get the European economy going again. Date Details Significance Shepard presents the Marshall Plan as the US counter-move to Soviet expansionism, in a competition for influence in eastern Europe.

10 This cartoon of 18 June 1947 was drawn by EH Shepard for the British satirical magazine Punch. The British cartoonist EH Shepard. Shepard was British but he was very deep and perceptive. Origin Details Significance Shepard is saying: Yes, it IS a Cold War – but isnt it a competition which we need to win, and arent our methods just and true?


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