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Learning Cartoon Analysis


<ul><li> 1. S te re otyp e s aris e in ch ild re ns live sfrom th e ir d ire ct e xp e rie nce andals o from th e m e d ia. Tod ay,te le vis ion and m ovie s s e rve asan im p ortant s ocializing fu nctions u p p lying m any ch ild re n withim age s th at can form , ch ange ,and re inforces te re otyp e s .R e s e arch e rs h ave fou nd th at b y</li></ul> <p> 2. stereotype is a p re conce ive d id e a th at attrib u te s ce rtain ch aracte ris tics (in ge ne ral) to all th e m e m b e rs of clas s or s e t. Th e te rm is ofte n u s e d with a ne gative connotation wh e n re fe rring to an ove rs im p lifie d , e xagge rate d , or d e m e aningas s u m p tionth at a p articu lar ind ivid u al p os s e s s e s th e ch aracte ris tics as s ociate d with th e clas s d u e to h is or h e r m e m b e rs h ip in 3. Use this guide to identify the persuasive techniques used in cartoons. Cartoonists use simple objects, or symbols, to stand for largerSymbolismconcepts or ideas. Sometimes cartoonists overdo, or exaggerate, the physicalExaggerationcharacteristics of people or things in order to make a point. Cartoonists often label objects or people to make it clear exactlyLabelingwhat they stand for. An analogy is a comparison between two unlike things that sharesome characteristics. By comparing a complex issue orAnalogysituation with a more familiar one, cartoonists can help theirreaders see it in a different light. Irony is the difference between the ways things are and the waythings should be, or the way things are expected to be.IronyCartoonists often use irony to express their opinion on anissue. 4. After the students have completed the questionnaire, discuss their findings. 5. What is the event or issue that inspired the cartoon? How do you know? Are there any real people or places in the cartoon? If not, what images areportrayed? Identify the specific artistic techniques used in the cartoon (e.g., symbolism,analogy,exaggeration, labeling, and irony). What is the artist trying to show thereader by using these techniques? Are there aspects of the cartoon (e.g., clothing styles, animals, or activities)that serve as symbols (metaphors) that represent the cartoonists point ofview? What action is taking place in the cartoon? 6. Do you believe the cartoonist intends to produce a particular emotionalresponse? Do you believe this cartoon is successful in producing the effect the artistintended? Explain why or why not. How were the different groups (e.g., race, sex) portrayed? Do you think someones opinions about other groups of people might beinfluenced at all by the comic books read? How about you? Might yours? 7. what do you think is the message ofthis cartoon? Who is the target? Do you recognize the character? Look at the expressions, are theyhappy? Does this image send a good or badimpression? Why?</p>