3BackgroundThe cartoon “Time Works Wonders” was illustrated by Thomas Nast.It was published in Harper’s Weekly Magazine on April 9, 1870.
4themeThe cartoon is satirizing the election of Hiram Revels into the US Senate in 1870.Revels was the first African American to hold a position in the US Senate, replacing senator Jeff Davis."Hiram Rhoades Revels." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 13 Dec
5CharactersThe main characters in the cartoon are Jeff Davis and Hiram Revels.In the cartoon, Hiram Revels plays the role of Othello, a moor from one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Jeff Davis has the role of Iago, who hates Othello and wants to get revenge on him.Thomas Nast gave them these roles because Revels became the first African American to hold a position in the US Senate, replacing former senator Jeff Davis. Davis would want to get revenge on the moor.
6analysisI believe that Thomas Nast got his point across very affectively in the cartoon.Nast’s point was to show how mistreated Jeff Davis felt. The use of Shakespeare’s characters to represent the senators was very creative and useful. It helped to get the point across.
7Works Cited INFORMATION "Hiram Rhoades Revels." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 13 DecPICTURES
9BackgroundThe cartoon “Which is the More Illegal” was illustrated by Thomas Nast.It was published in Harper’s Weekly Magazine on September 8, 1866.
10themeThis cartoon is satirizing the legality of the Political Convention in New Orleans versus the massacre that would follow.The Convention and Massacre occurred on July 30, The Convention’s goal was to implement black suffrage and ban ex-Confederates from office.The Convention was broken up by the police who killed white delegates and black supporters. White mobs got involved, causing the massacre to expand until federal troops came to break things up.Rodrigue, John C. "An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866." The Historian 67.4 (2005): Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 14 Dec
11charactersIn the top of the cartoon, there is a grim reaper making his way through the place where the New Orleans massacre took place. None of those men laying there should have died.The bottom of the cartoon includes characters that attended the convention and that were murdered in the massacre.
12analysisThomas Nast successfully got his point across by depicting three different scenes in one cartoon.The cartoon is showing how even though the convention itself may have been illegal, the massacre that occurred because of it was even more illegal.Nast thought that the police did a poor job in handling the situation and that many innocent lives were taken because of it.
13Works cited INFORMATION Rodrigue, John C. "An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866." The Historian 67.4 (2005): Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 14 DecPICTURES