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Cartoon 1a: As the twig is bent — the tree is inclined.

[Graphic] Cartoon 1a with link to higher quality image. (Courtesy of J.N. "Ding" Darling Foudation)

Cartoon 1b: That's all right, Mr. President. We can just shake hands with ourselves.
[Graphic] Cartoon 1b with link to higher quality image. (Courtesy of J.N. "Ding" Darling Foudation)

1. In your own words, describe what each cartoon means.

2. What additional information is added by the captions?

3. What character traits and values is the cartoonist emphasizing?

4. What kind of influence do you think cartoons have on how the public perceives political officials, especially the president?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain high quality versions of Cartoon 1a and Cartoon 1b, but be aware that each will take about 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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