WK 17: Political Hilarity.

What is the cartoon’s title or caption?

Economic Crisis.


Who drew the cartoon?

Nate Beeler.


When and where was it published?

Washington Examiner.


What is familiar to you in this cartoon?

The donkey and the elephant-symbols of the Democrats and Republicans.


What questions do you have about this cartoon?

What are they trying to communicate about partisanship.


Editorial cartoonists combine pictures and words to communicate their opinions.

What tools does the cartoonist use to make his or her point?

_V_ Humor

__ Caricature

_V_ Symbols

__ Stereotypes

__ Speech balloons

_V_ Labels

__ Analogy to another historical or current event

_V_ References to popular culture, art, literature, etc.



List the important people and objects shown in the cartoon:

The Democratic and Republican parties.


Are symbols used? If so, what are they and what do they mean?

Yes, fire is used as a simple of chaos, and the symbols of the two main political parties are shown “roasting” partisans.


Are stereotypes used? If so, what group is represented?



Is anyone caricatured in the cartoon? If so, who?



Briefly explain the message of the cartoon:

The economic crisis has a huge impact on partisans, in a negative way, and the politicians are taking advantage of it.


What groups would agree /disagree with the cartoon’s message? Why?

Many Democrats, Republicans, and third-party members would definitely disagree that their party was exploiting as shown in the picture.


Do you think this cartoon is effective in its message?

Humor will always be effective, and this cartoon had good humor, which means that the cartoon will be effective.


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