- The job of a political cartoonist is to address important issues by bringing attention, and often humor, to the situation. They tend to exaggerate certain aspects in order to entertain their audiences, but there are usually strong undertones of truth. What message was political cartoonist Oliver Harrington trying to say in this cartoon?
- How does the fact that this cartoon was published in Pittsburgh, Penn., shape its meaning?
- Imagine that the student on the left is saying to the student on the right the words featured on the cartoon. Why would they say that? What evidence from the rest of the cartoon supports your thoughts?
Harrington, Oliver W., "Dark laughter. Now I aint so sure I wanna get educated," 21 September 1963. Courtesy of Library of Congress