Presentation on theme: "POLITICAL CARTOONS NOTE 5 (SECTION 2) Current Events LAH—Period 8."— Presentation transcript:
POLITICAL CARTOONS NOTE 5 (SECTION 2) Current Events LAH—Period 8
Information Given as an Editorial Read the Words Title Caption “Balloons” Labels on Objects Read the Symbols Representations Objects are there for a reason! Be aware of body language Reference to some other story or time Read the Tone What is the topic? Cartoonist’s POV? Point Of View
Approach it as a Cartoon Type of HumorToneCluesImpact on Audience ExaggerationNegative Comparative Un-real Proportions Surrealistic Under- standing MockingNegative Shame on You Distortions Naïve Characters “I get it” IronyNegative “Could have been…” Panels Used Shock Disgust
Theme Analysis of the Cartoon as an Editorial What is it about? What is the topic? Who? What? Where? So what? How are the symbols used? What is the message (POV) of the artist?
Common Symbolism Political Parties Elephant (Republicans) Donkey (Democrat) Swastika or Fasces (Nazi or Fascist) Hammer and Scythe (Communist) Special Interest Groups Cross, crescent, stars (Religious) Hoods (depends on color) Dress (depends on style) Currency (class or business)
Vocabulary POV (Point-of-View) Opinion on an event or action or person Bias of the creator of a work Analysis To evaluate based on the content and knowledge Give an explanation of one’s own intrerpretation Symbolism Some object that represents a thought or another object Something that has meaning beyond what it actually is
Procedures to Interpret a Cartoon Examine the content What words are used? What does the word or phrases mean? What is the cartoon about? Why does the topic have opinions tied to it? How does the artist view the topic? How do you know it is the cartoonist’s opinion?
Questions/Discussions Who are the people shown/referred to? EX 1: identify the three figures Ex 2: who are the two tourist referring to? Ex 3: who are the two men? What is the topic? Ex 1: Hint: note the Cupid Ex 2: Hint: what is the building and the smoke about? Ex 3: Hint: what is a drone? What is the POV of the cartoonists? EX 1: How does he see the relationship? EX 2: What’s meant by “incriminating papers”? EX 3: How are “US Interests” and the balloon dialogue related to the characters?