CDC Parasite Warning

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on May 16, 2014


1. An editorial cartoonist often uses humor to illustrate a news item. Occasionally a cartoonist will use a news item to illustrate an entirely different point. In his cartoon below, Jerry Holbert uses irony to illustrate an issue that aggravates many Americans. (Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.) Describe the irony in this cartoon.

2. Define parasite.

3. a) Do you agree with Mr. Holbert? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.

Cartoon by Jerry Holbert