Analyzing Political CartoonsPresentation Transcript
Analyzing Political Cartoons
Caricatures A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing.
Caricatures A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing. Caricature means a “loaded portrait” from the Italian word “caricare” Person is clearly identifiable. Complimentary or insulting Subjective Serves for political purposes or entertainment Open to several interpretations
F.Y.I. (A Little History) Mid 1700s Benjamin Franklin 1800s Honore Daumier Thomas Nast “Father of American Cartooning” (late 1700s)
SYMBOL: an object, picture, word, or type of mark that represents something
Common Editorial Images 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3.
US Supreme Court
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Editorial Cartoons “A picture is worth a thousand words”
A current message about the character, event or issue
Subjective; open to interpretation
Uses some truth, caricatures, symbols, sarcasm, irony, & metaphors
Let’s Analyze! What is the date? What is the source? What is the title? List all labels. Describe the people &/or objects. Describe what each symbol means. Describe the action taking place. In your opinion, what is the message? Source: Washington Examiner Artist: Nate Beeler Date: November 28, 2009