We are beginning a unit on satire, and political cartoons are one form of satire. Take a minute to look up the definition of satire, then look closely at the political cartoons below. In order to fully understand a political cartoon, you must understand the issue behind the image and then you can determine what/who specifically is being ridiculed or scorned. For the two political cartoons, I'd like you to answer the following questions:
- What is the issue the cartoonist is ridiculing (you might have to research the news from last week a bit if you didn't watch/listen then)?
- What or who is specifically being ridiculed or scorned?
- What is it that the cartoonist wants you, the reader, to think about with this cartoon?
- Who is the specific audience these cartoons are targeting?