Cartoons, Politics &Propaganda. Cartoons are used today to amuse – make our life more bearable. They make the reader use their imagination. Sometimes cartoons are used in politics by journalists to highlight political events and to influence viewers
Cartoons, Politics &Propaganda
Cartoons are used today to amuse – make our life
more bearable. They make the reader use their
Sometimes cartoons are used in politics by journalists
to highlight political events and to influence viewers
and draw attention to an idea. They expect the reader
to draw opinions and take action.
Satire usually pokes fun at people. They usually exaggerated features in a positive or negative way.
Especially around election time images are used sometimes to poke fun at people, but more importantly to reduce their popularity, or sometimes to promote them. It reaches every part of society.
Benjamin Franklin was the first to use one in 1747 on the cover on one of his pamphlets, Rattlesnake. Political cartoons were called ‘satires’ in the eighteenth century.
In the eighteenth century many people
were uneducated, therefore a cartoon could
convey political thought and sway peoples
opinions. Newspapers were small single
sheets therefore a cartoon or image could
convey a story in a short space.
British newspapers thought the Irish
Revolution was vulgar and violent and
their portrayal of the Irish was not pleasant.
‘REBELS DESTROYING A HOUSE AND FURNITURE’
Captain Swayne pitch-caps the people of Prosperous in County Kildare during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
In this particular form of torture, a mixture of TAR and GUNPOWDER is placed on the suspect's head and set on fire.