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1 This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

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 Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

4 Chamberlain, going head-to- head with Mars, the God of War, in front of a map of Europe. His stance is assertive, forceful, determined. Denotation Connotation Meaning Chamberlain has heroically saved the Europe from war. This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

5 Mars stares back – but he does nothing. Mars is angry, but ultimately he is powerless in the face of Chamberlain’s determination. Denotation Connotation Meaning Chamberlain stopped a war when it looked like it was unavoidable. This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

6 Mars has weapons; all Chamberlain has is a hat and umbrella. The hat and umbrella are very ‘English’ – very ‘ordinary’. Denotation Connotation Meaning Chamberlain has achieved peace, not by force, but by his great personal moral authority. This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

7 Chamberlain is on the right. ‘On the right’ has connotations of righteousness‘/ being in the right’. Denotation Connotation Meaning Chamberlain was justified in doing what he did (appeasing Hitler). This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

8 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War.

9 3 October 1938. Just after the Munich Agreement – which avoided war over the Sudetenland. Date Details Significance The cartoonist is reflecting the initial reactions of the British to the Munich peace agreement.

10 This cartoon by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube appeared in the Daily Express on 3 October 1938. It shows Chamberlain, on the right, with Mars – the God of War. The British cartoonist Sidney ‘George’ Strube. Strube was not hostile to appeasement – he thought Hitler was ridiculous, not dangerous. Origin Details Significance Strube is praising Chamberlain for avoiding war, showing him as the man who saved Europe.


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