Essay on Looking For An Editorial Cartoon

894 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
For this assignment I decided to look for an editorial cartoon. As I began my intriguing search, I started to realize that there were so many subjects to choose from. With Thanksgiving having been just last week and 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 appropriate to find an editorial cartoon on this very subject. "Thanksgiving Through The Years" by Jen Sorenson, is one editorial cartoon that really caught my eye.
This cartoon 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. The first image, from 1621, shows a group of pioneers and Indians, sitting together enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, expatiating about their "bountiful harvest." The second image, from 1940, shows Mom and Dad at the head of the table, with the whole family enjoying a turkey and expressing thanks "to our family." The third picture is one that is more current, from 2010. This picture shows a family of hedonists, having just finished their Thanksgiving meal and are now concluding with a swill toast to activities for later that evening. The father looks to his family and says, "50% off digital spatulas at All-Mart! Later!" The fourth and final picture is one…

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