Lesson 9 : Inductive Interpretation Essay

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Lesson 9: Inductive Interpretation For this assignment, I decided to look for an editorial cartoon. I was intrigued by all the different cartoons there were to choose from. With Thanksgiving being just last week and with all of the discussions regarding Black Friday and whether or not Christmas shopping should officially begin on the evening of Thanksgiving or the early morning hours of Friday, I thought it would be most appropriate to find an editorial cartoon on this very subject.
The cartoon I have chosen consists of four separate images put together with words in such a way as to give the viewers a funny, yet sobering reminder of what Thanksgiving has not only been but what it could be in the future if society continues with current trends. This editorial cartoon is titled, "Thanksgiving Through The Years." The first image, from 1621, shows a group of pioneers and Indians, sitting together enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, toasting to their "bountiful harvest." The second image, from 1940, shows a family sitting together, with Mom and Dad at the head of the table, for Thanksgiving giving a turkey "to our family." The third picture is one that is more current, from 2010. This picture shows a family, having just finished their Thanksgiving meal and are now concluding with a toast. The father is toasting to "50% off digital spatulas at All-Mart! Later!" The fourth and final picture is one that is looking into the not-so-distant future. It is one with a Mom and her two…

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