What do you see in the cartoon? Make a list. Include objects, people, and any characteristics that seem to be exaggerated.
Symbolism: List any symbols you see and what each symbol represents. (For example, Uncle Sam represents the US government)
What is happening in the cartoon?
What is the cartoonist’s message?
(Think – is this a positive or negative cartoon? Towards whom/what?) Why?
Note – The cartoonist’s message is more than a replay of what is happening in the cartoon. These are political statements. What message is the cartoonist trying to convey to his/her audience?