Executive Actions

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on February 3, 2017


1. Editorial cartoonists often uses humor to illustrate a news item - in this case President Trump’s executive actions/orders in his first week in office. Read the three cartoons. Which comic device do the first two cartoonists (Varvel and Ariail) both use? Explain your answer.
a) caricature
b) symbol
c) understatement
d) hyperbole
e) parody

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of the third cartoon?
a) indifferent/apathetic
b) disgusted/cynical
c) sarcastic/humorous
d) angry/critical
e) grateful/appreciative

3. What is the point of Ramirez’s cartoon?

4. Do you agree with the Ramirez’s assertion? Explain your answer.

Cartoon by Gary Varvel

Cartoon by Robert Ariail

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez