Fire By Herblock: Cartoon Analysis

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The title of the cartoon that I have chosen is “Fire,” by Herblock . In the cartoon there is a man with the words “hysteria” written on the side of his leg. The man is climbing a ladder that leads to the Statue of Liberty’s torch with the a bucket, filled with water. The man seems to be trying to put the fire that is on the Statue of Liberty’s torch out. My interpretation of this cartoon is that in the midst of all the craziness with Mccarthyism, The anti-communist are crushing many freedoms and liberties that the Americans had. In my opinion, this cartoon is effective because when Americans understand the meaning of the cartoon, they will realize anti-communist are threatening their liberties. After World War II Russians forced communist control

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