Cartoon Analysis: Handelsman Cartoon

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). The setting of the cartoon is minimalist because the only background we require is for president Obama. Obama looks like he is in a office. The office is identifiable from the chair and desk. The office is representative of any president because that’s where they produce most of their work. Bush has numerous props, such as the weapons and artillery, which he carries behind his back, and grenades he has wrapped around his waist. He also carries two documents with the captions of “IRAQ” and “AFGHANISTAN” (Handelsman Cartoon). Bush steps on a banner that says “Mission Accomplished” (Handelsman Cartoon). These props add to the meaning of the cartoon because it reinforces what Handelsman tries to tell us. He strengthens the fact that Bush is
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