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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

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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

and draw attention to an idea. They expect the reader

to draw opinions and take action.



Satire this propaganda??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.


Your task with the person beside you can you figure out the meaning of franklin s rattlesnake
YOUR TASK: this propaganda??With the person beside you can you figure out the meaning of Franklin’s Rattlesnake?

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.


Franklins Rattlesnake this propaganda??


In the eighteenth century many people this propaganda??

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.


1798 rebellion cartoon
1798 REBELLION CARTOON this propaganda??

TITLE

‘REBELS DESTROYING A HOUSE AND FURNITURE’


Pitch capping
PITCH-CAPPING this propaganda??

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.


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