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This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler.

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1 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?'

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) The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

4 Hitler and Stalin meet. They are both smiling broadly. It is a smug / greedy / evil/ pleased- with-themselves smile. Denotation Connotation Meaning They are both unpleasant, greedy, deceitful characters. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

5 Hitler and Stalin stand over the body of a dead Polish soldier. United over Poland has symbolic meaning. Denotation Connotation Meaning Hitler and Stalin have formed an alliance of convenience, in order to invade, destroy and divide Poland between them. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

6 Both men are armed. All around is the rubble of their successful war against Poland. Guns = militarism, violence, murder, conquest. Denotation Connotation Meaning Hitler and Stalin, having invaded Poland from west and east, now meet in the middle, having defeated Poland. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

7 Hitler and Stalin greet each other with exaggerated politeness and smiles. Such actions usually are done by friends … but in this case they are obviously pretending. Denotation Connotation Meaning Hitler and Stalin are only pretending to like each other. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

8 Despite the exaggerated greetings, they are saying nasty things to each other under their breath. Scum reflects Hitlers racism. Assassin of the workers reflects Stalins communism. Denotation Connotation Meaning Really, they hate each other on principle, and have only united to divide Poland. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

9 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?' This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September 1939.

10 20 September Three days after the Russians had invaded Poland to meet German forces invading eastwards. Date Details Significance Low is responding to the successful conquest of Poland by the Nazi-Soviet Pact. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?'

11 This cartoon by the British cartoonist David Low appeared in the Evening Standard on 20 September The British cartoonist David Low. Low hated Hitler, and believed that he wanted to take over the world. Origin Details Significance Low is giving vent to all his loathing and disgust at Hitler (and Stalin), by showing the true nature of their alliance. The title of the cartoon is Rendezvous. Hitler and Stalin meet in the rubble of the war to destroy Poland. Hitler says: 'The scum of the earth I believe?' and Stalin replies: 'The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?'


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