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  1. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  2. What is the message of this cartoon?

  3. To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English: Denotation (what you see) Connotation (how it affects its audience) A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  4. Denotation Two boys fighting – like Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee in Alice in Wonderland. Connotation The two stand for Bulgaria and Greece, who went to war in 1925. Meaning Their war was ridiculous and childish. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  5. Denotation A huge dove stops the fight. Connotation The dove is a symbol of peace – but this peace has been IMPOSED on the combattants. Meaning The League is powerful enough to stop this war. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  6. Denotation ‘Whose force was purely moral’ . Connotation ‘Moral authority’ uses reason and an appeal to right and wrong, not military force. Meaning The League did not impose its will by force, but by reason and its moral authority. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  7. Denotation ‘Which turned the heroes’ hearts to love’. Connotation Don’t you notice a hint of sarcasm in this line? Meaning The League wins – when it is faced by ridiculous, small, silly nations. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  8. Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  9. Origin A British cartoon Details A British political cartoonist making a comic/political comment. Significance It is ridiculing Greece and Bulgaria, and belittling the League’s success. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes’ hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'

  10. Date 1925. Details A cartoon drawn at the time – this shows how people felt about it at the time. Significance The 1920s are supposed to be the time when the League was a success; but even at the people realised that it was not really effective. A British cartoon of 1925.   A poem under the cartoon reads: 'Just then came down a monstrous dove, Whose force was purely moral, Which turned the heroes' hearts to love, And made them drop their quarrel.'