3Denotation Connotation To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English:Denotation(what you see)Connotation(how it affects its audience)This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
4Denotation Connotation Meaning ‘Uncle Sam’ running with a gun. ‘Uncle Sam’ represents America.MeaningOn 12 March 1947, Truman promised to support the Greek government against Communism with military and humanitarian aid.This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
5Denotation Connotation Meaning He carries a gun marked with an American dollar sign.ConnotationThe dollar also has negative overtones - ‘the almighty dollar’ - of aggressive capitalism.MeaningBy far the largest proportion of American aid to Greece was spent on weapons.This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
6Denotation Connotation Meaning Fleeing communists, who are wearing traditional Greek costume.ConnotationThe artist is claiming that it is the COMMUNISTS who truly represent ‘the Greek people’.MeaningAmerican dollar imperialism was driving out by force the (communist) government which the Greek people wanted.This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
7Origin Date Finally, always remember to look at: (who drew it) (when it was published)This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
8Date Details Significance (Probably) 1947 After the announcement of the ‘Truman Doctrine’.SignificanceThis cartoon shows the Soviet reaction to the American decision to support Greece.This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.
9Origin Details Significance A Russian cartoon. It would certainly have been reflecting Stalin’s view of the Truman Doctrine.SignificanceThis cartoon is a hostile, biased Soviet interpretation of the Truman Doctrine.This Russian cartoon comes from c.1947.