IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – Obama / media Superman

Text: “Lois and Superman”

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The cartoon comes from a right-of-center political perspective. Conservatives complained that the media was overly-friendly with Obama and that they went easy on him.
  • Editorial cartoons (including this one) make use of exaggeration and labels.
  • The fawning look on the face of “Lois” represents the media’s infatuation with Obama.

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