Political Cartoon Analysis
Torrie Cardenas, Syeda Sahar, and Molly Werts
Labels~ The artist clearly labels the cigarette company executives in order to avoid confusion.
Exaggeration~ The artist exaggerated the facial expressions of the executives to show their dismay that corresponds with the title of the cartoon.
Irony~ The relationship between the school system and the factory is ironic because congress should be more focused on schools and kids well-being instead of how many factories they can set up.
Exaggeration~ The amount of kids in the school building are exaggerated in order for the author to prove a point.
The Sixth Chair, a movie about overcrowded schools, was released.
Local newspapers to the writer (such as the Seattle Times and more) published articles about the overcrowding of schools.
Labels~ the signs are labels and show facts of the United States in comparison to the world. The labels prove the irony listed above.
Symbols~ the American flag is a symbol for the United States' extreme nationalism or even arrogance.