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1. How does the message of the first cartoon contrast with that of the second cartoon?

2. What do you think about the two contrasting cartoons?

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Cartoon by Milt Priggee


Cartoon by Wayne Stayskal


1. The first cartoon’s tone is humorous; the cartoonist points out the absurdity of the Christmas shopping season; that in our rush to find good Christmas shopping deals, we are going right from Halloween to Christmas, and run right over Thanksgiving.

The second cartoon’s tone is serious and solemn; the cartoonist attempts to remind people that we should acknowledge God and His many blessings to America, as Americans have done since the Pilgrims first came here.

(Note: This year, a few stores have said they will not be open on Thanksgiving Day/evening.)

2.  Opinion question. Answers vary.