Editorial Cartoon Analysis
Directions: Attach an editorial cartoon on
a current news event and answer the following questions. If you are unable to
find a cartoon in a newspaper or magazine that you clearly understand, find one at http://www.cagle.com or http://www.time.com/time/cartoons/20060910/ . (You can print
a copy of the cartoon if you right click on it and select “print.”)
1. What is the event or issue that inspired the cartoon?
2. Are there any
real people in the cartoon?
Who is portrayed in the cartoon?
3. Are there symbols
in the cartoon?
What are they and what do they represent?
4. What is the cartoonist's
opinion about the topic portrayed in the cartoon?
5. Do you agree or disagree with the cartoonist's opinion?