Editorial Cartoon Analysis

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? Why?

From Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoon Analysis

Library of Congress Cartoon Analysis Guide