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    Political cartoons are frequently made by artists to express their frustration with certain issues, politicians, and sometimes even the public as a whole. What initially appears to be a simply humorous cartoon is actually so much more. In these two cartoons, two completely unrelated issues are addressed: the Flint water crisis and global warming. Yet, both topics are discussed by displaying criticism that natural disasters are frequently disregarded until one’s career is at stake and even then, issues are ignored. When looking at these two political cartoons side by side, one can observe that these cartoons are not only used to show clear turmoil stemming from current natural disasters in our nation, but also they are used to criticize both…

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    were taking and following, had serious ridicule or opinion about such actions and intentions. Editorial Cartoons were, and still are today, a freedom of expression that shows not only…

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    one, two essays stood out more than others did. The article on Editorial Cartoons as well as Advertisement was just two key and important pieces discussed that displayed rhetorical strategies. In the essay you will learn more about these two specific articles, as well as what rhetorical strategy they displayed throughout. The first article I found very important was one involving Editorial Cartoons. Editorial Cartoons are incorporated in many newspapers and informative articles. Do not be…

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    Gene Basset's Controversy

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    During the 1990s, Gene Basset drew an untitled editorial cartoon to stress the importance of the controversy about economic development and preservation of the natural environment. Basset’s editorial cartoon depicts a man representing the Billboard Lobby holding a chainsaw and shouting “obstructionist” at a tree, Although Basset’s cartoon seems straightforward, it can be inferred that he was trying to stress the importance of the battle to limit or to expand billboards up and down highways. This…

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    Dana Summers is an editorial cartoonist who wrote for the Orlando Sentimental for thirty years before leaving. His main focus for all of his editorial cartoons is politics in America, and problems surrounding said politics. Summers uses multiple different techniques to get the point across to the viewer of his cartoons. Color is one of the biggest, color sets the tone and mood for the entire cartoon whether that may be bright or dark. Another strong technique he uses is the appeal of logos,…

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    Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an excellent example of an effective argument; it was written in response to an editorial addressing the issue of Negro demonstrations and segregation in Alabama at the time.…

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    through time in multiple ways like video, songs, writing and through art. Of the many forms of art used to capture situations, cartoons have become a popular type in the most current time. Cartoons have been used since the 1700s to depict different situations in seriousness or humor. Cartoons appear in the form of movies and television shows to bring smiles to its viewers and even in the form of comics to bring out the adolescence in any person. They have been known to entertain the viewers,…

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    Animation and live action are two very different types of films, each kept in a different world and rarely cross over into the other. Cartoons and the animated characters that are crafted for them live in a world that defies logic, normal limitations, and have their own physical laws; it is a world only limited by the imagination of the artists and their tools. The real world, one that people are more familiar with, knows the restrictions and limited possibilities of what a person can do in this…

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    together and solve a murder. This pair is from opposite worlds, one is a cartoon, from Toon Town, and the other is a regular person from the normal world. From the beginning to the end, I was engulfed in this movie. Either I had questions about the story and how producers created so many of these scenes, or I just could not stop laughing at how hilarious this movie is. Who Framed Roger Rabbit uses elements of narrative, cinematography, special effects, and acting to make an out of the box and a…

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    Symbolism by definition is the usage of certain objects or signs to stand for bigger meanings, concepts or ideas. In the first cartoon the beaten up man with that head which looks like the earth is a symbol for the earth, the cartoonist meant by that image to show people the bad effects of overpopulation on the earth, and that earth will no longer be able to face this problem or handle its effects. In the second cartoon the earth is being presented by a man or a boy being showered, the…

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