, 12EN2 Analysing tasks (“Frankenstein” – Nick Dear) ① In scene 12, De Lacey, his son and daughter-in-law are introduced. They live peacefully together in a cottage on the country side between fields. Agatha and Felix leave De Lacey alone when moving out to work on a field. The blind, old man starts to play the guitar and the Creature steps into the cottage, attracted by the music. De Lacey hears someone coming in, offers his food and seems to be happy to be in good company. The Creature, created by Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, was abandoned…
Cartoon analysis – Comparing 2 Cartoons
Joseph Keppler – Welcome to All! & Looking Backwards
The cartoon at hand entitled “Welcome to All”, made by Joseph Keppler and published in the newspaper “Puck” in the year 1880, shows several refugees being on their way into an ark.
First, at the arks entrance there is standing a man called Uncle Sam (Vater Staat). Next to the refugees is a sign with the inscription “no oppressive taxes, no expensive kings, no compulsory military service, no knouts on dungeons”. Next to “uncle Sam is a second shield entitled “free speech, free lunch aso.”.
In the background there is a sea. Above it you can see a scary looking ghost, who is looking towards the refugees.
Secondly I am going to analyse symbols which are used in this cartoon. One of it might be the ark, it might have been used as a link to the ark of Noah, which carried all species of animals and brought them to a safe spot. Another important aspect is the pose of Uncle Sam, due to the fact that his arms are wide open he is making clear that he welcomes all refugees.
Showing his arms like this might as well support the title of the cartoon.
Now I am going to present another cartoon entitled “Looking Backward”, being made and published by the same cartoonist but being released in the year 1893. It mainly shows five men staying in front of one single man. The place where they are looks like a little pier.
The five men are wearing fine suits and hats. Behind them there are several shadows, one for each of them. The man in front of them carries a lot of stuff on his back and in his hand.
The first objects to consider are the shadows because they are not looking similar to the people that are in front of them. Due to that it might have been one of their forefathers. In addition to this it would also support the title of the cartoon. Due to the fact that the five men are looking very fat, it becomes obvious that they are probably living at g.....[read full text]