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    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    What is the message of this cartoon?

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    To do this question, youneed first to borrow twoconcepts from English:

    Denotation(what you see)

    Connotation

    (how it affects its audience)

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    Four figures are leaving thebuilding.

    They represent the Big Four: LloydGeorge, Orlando, Clemenceau (theTiger) and Wilson.

    Denotation

    Connotation

    MeaningThe Big Four have made theTreaty and believe that theyhave finished their work.

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    Clemenceau (the Tiger) hears ababy weeping; it is labelled 1940class (= liable for call-up in 1940).

    The child is weeping because he isgoing to be cannon-fodder in 1940.

    Denotation

    Connotation

    MeaningThe Treaty will not bring a lastingpeace there will be anotherworld war in 20 years time.

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    The child is naked.

    Nakedness carries connotations ofinnocence and helplessness.

    Denotation

    Connotation

    MeaningThe war will not be the childs fault,but the fault of the Big Four and thetreaty they have made.

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    The child has thrown the PeaceTreaty on the floor.

    Throwing something down is an actof anger and despair.

    Denotation

    Connotation

    MeaningThe Treaty is useless because it willnot do what a treaty is supposed todo stop another war happening.

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    Finally, always rememberto look at:

    Origin(who drew it)

    Date(when it was published)

    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

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    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in theDaily Heraldon

    17 May 1919.

    An artist in the Daily Herald.

    A British popular newspaperselling to the working classes.

    Origin

    Details

    Significance

    This cartoon suggests that evenordinary British people felt theTreaty was a failure.

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    This cartoon by the Australian artist Will

    Dyson appeared in the Daily Herald on

    17 May 1919.

    17 May 1919.

    Soon after the Treaty waspresented to the Germans, butbefore they agreed to sign it.

    Date

    Details

    Significance

    This was BEFORE the Germanssigned the Treaty it is a signthat British people were already

    starting to doubt that the treatywas fair.