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1. Editorial cartoonists often use symbols to represent a person, group or idea. What do the Elephants symbolize in this cartoon?
2. Ask a parent: Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion about President Obama’s view of the Republican senators compared to that of the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei? Explain your answer.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.
1. The Elephants in the cartoon symbolize Republicans in Congress – in this case the Republican senators who wrote the open letter to the Iranian government. (An elephant is the symbol of the Republican party. A donkey is the symbol of the Democratic party.)
2. Answers vary.