President George W. Bush: A Portrayal of the Iraq War Through Cartoons

by Luce, Russell Ralph

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze political cartoons found on Daryl Cagle's (2005) website. By using the work of Benoit, Klyukovski, McHale, & Airne (2001), a Fantasy Theme Analysis is performed. This analysis argues that the cartoonists create a vision that is critical of President Bush and that they form an argument in an attempt to sway public opinion. Furthermore, this analysis suggests implications for the use of Fantasy Theme Analysis and the study of visual rhetoric as a field of study.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:political cartoon fantasy theme analysis president bush


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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