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A British cartoon of 1925. A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes'

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1 A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

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) A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

4 Two boys fighting – like Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee in Alice in Wonderland. The two stand for Bulgaria and Greece, who went to war in Denotation Connotation Meaning Their war was ridiculous and childish. A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

5 A huge dove stops the fight. The dove is a symbol of peace – but this peace has been IMPOSED on the combattants. Denotation Connotation Meaning The League is powerful enough to stop this war. A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

6 Whose force was purely moral. Moral authority uses reason and an appeal to right and wrong, not military force. Denotation Connotation Meaning The League did not impose its will by force, but by reason and its moral authority. A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

7 Which turned the heroes hearts to love. Dont you notice a hint of sarcasm in this line? Denotation Connotation Meaning The League wins – when it is faced by ridiculous, small, silly nations. A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

8 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

9 A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.' A British cartoon A British political cartoonist making a comic/political comment. Origin Details Significance It is ridiculing Greece and Bulgaria, and belittling the Leagues success.

10 A British cartoon of A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.' A cartoon drawn at the time – this shows how people felt about it at the time. Date The 1920s are supposed to be the time when the League was a success; but even at the people realised that it was not really effective. Details Significance


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