World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

Back to Article
Back to Article

World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

NotMyRealName

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Print page

Yes, when I say Dr. Seuss, I mean the same guy that was the author and illustrator of many children’s books, such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Fox in Socks, Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Although he is known for his children’s books, he also drew political cartoons during the time of World War II. These illustrations can be seen here, as well as more information about them.

What is the message of this cartoon?  Can it be considered as propaganda?  Who are those faces and how does it motivate Americans to act?

Dr. Seuss Political Cartoon

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/#intro

http://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/10/dr-seusss-wartime-propaganda-cartoons/

7 Comments

7 Responses to “World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss”

  1. SEb_dELGADO on December 9th, 2014 12:02 pm

    this in my opinion is a prime example of propaganda that is evoking an emotional response in order to encourage citizens to support the United States Military and to invest and help out for the cost of the war. Mainly without these propaganda post i believe those faces would have actually been placed by those cruel dictators and we should be grateful we were motivated as efficiently as we were for WWII

  2. oceanmtnsky on December 9th, 2014 2:40 pm

    So you think that we would have been invaded if we did not act? I think that sounds a bit unrealistic but that’s what Propaganda is all about- exaggerating the truth.

  3. NotMyRealName on December 10th, 2014 8:32 am

    We already did get invaded………….have you heard of Pearl Harbor?

  4. Z power on December 10th, 2014 8:36 am

    I love to see more detailes about what the picture represents. Who are the people in the picture? What is the messege Dr.Suess is trying to send through this cartoon?

  5. oceanmtnsky on December 10th, 2014 10:42 am

    Apply your knowledge and take a guess who is in the picture.

  6. oceanmtnsky on December 10th, 2014 10:46 am

    Pearl Harbor was an ATTACK. It was not an INVASION. But you do make a good point “NotMyRealName”. Pearl Harbor was also a territory and not a state. This cartoon seems to imply that the United States mainland would be invaded and occupied.

  7. smellslikecake22 on December 10th, 2014 12:32 pm

    🙂

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Native American Justice

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Deported to Death

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    American Women Fighting for Justice

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Trump’s administration ended TPS for Hondurans

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Voting Age, Alcohol Consumption and Legal Adulthood in America

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    400 Years of Slavery, A Choice?

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    A Story About Civil Rights

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Travel restrictions in the U.S (DACA) are dividing families

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    Wolf Boys: Drug Cartels Train Youth to be Killer Dogs.

  • World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss

    American Image

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Navigate Right
World War II Political Cartoons – by Dr. Seuss