ESPN – Robert Lee and Robert E. Lee

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on September 1, 2017


1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) indifferent/apathetic
b) light-hearted/humorous
c) resigned/defeated
d) elated/ecstatic

2. To what recent news item does this cartoon refer?

3. One type of humor editorial cartoonists use is irony. Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs. Describe the irony in Mike Lester’s cartoon.


Cartoon by Mike Lester